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I Am in Here

Paperback|Jan 2014
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This is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who have held on to hope in the face of the daughter's autism. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth Bonker writes poetry that reveals the inner world of autism. Her poetry...


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This is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who have held on to hope in the face of the daughter's autism. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth Bonker writes poetry that reveals the inner world of autism. Her poetry and the vivid storytelling of her mother Virginia make this book an inspiration!

She looked into my eyes and blinked hers slowly and deliberately, like a stroke victim, to show me that although she couldn't speak, she understood what I was saying to her. I stroked her hair softly. 'I know you're in there, honey,' I told her. 'We'll get you out.'"
Despite the horror of seeing fifteen-month-old Elizabeth slip away into autism, her mother knew that her bright little girl was still in there. When Elizabeth eventually learned to communicate, first by using a letterboard and later by typing, the poetry she wrote became proof of a glorious, life-affirming victory for this young girl and her family.

I Am in Here is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who refuse to give up hope, who celebrate their victories, and who keep trying to move forward despite the obstacles. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth writes poetry that shines a light on the inner world of autism and the world around us. That poetry and her mother's stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward--with hope.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 385814
  • Product Code 9780800723330
  • ISBN 0800723333
  • EAN 9780800723330
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Revell
  • Publication Date Jan 2014
  • Sales Rank 61014
  • Dimensions 203 x 139 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.346kg

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