Stoner and Spaz is a great story that highlights Ben's journey into adulthood.
Ben thinks he is so different from everyone else, but Colleen teaches him that everyone as their problems. I enjoyed the snappy dialogue and realistic portrayal of these two teens.
Start by marking “Stoner & Spaz (Stoner & Spaz, #1)” as Want to Read: Spaz is Ben Bancroft, an uptight, Grandmother-raised boy who is nicknamed so because of his cerebral palsy. Ask Ron Koertge what he brings to the realm of young adult fiction, and the seasoned author responds. A funny, in-your-face novel starring an unlikely teenage pair - a sheltered cinemaphile with cerebral palsy and the tattooed, straight-talking stoner who steals his.
Ben is a convincing handicapped character in that he is invisible to most people on campus. He's a film buff, and I liked his Ron Koertge.
A funny, in-your-face novel starring an unlikely teenage pair - a sheltered cinemaphile with cerebral palsy and the tattooed, straight-talking stoner who steals his heart. For sixteen-year-old Ben Bancroft - a kid with cerebral palsy, no parents, and an overprotective grandmother - the closest thing to happiness is hunkering alone in the back of the Rialto Theatre watching Bride of Frankenstein for the umpteenth time.
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Carving Out Show Less Restricted access. Disabling Characters provides detailed analyses of selected young adult YA novels and short stories.
It looks at the relative agency of the disabled character, the behavior of the other characters, the environment in which the character must live, the assumptions that seem to be underlying certain scenes, and the extent to which the book challenges or perpetuates an unsatisfactory status quo.
Class discussions about disability-themed literature, however well intentioned, have the potential to reinforce harmful myths or stereotypes about disability.
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In contrast, discussions informed by a critical disability studies perspective can help readers develop more sophisticated views of disability and contribute to a more just and inclusive society. This book is a much-needed addition to college classes in YA literature, literary analysis, methods of teaching literature, disability studies, cultural studies, contemporary criticism, special education, and adolescent literacy. Buy eBook.
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