Today Amazon offers Miracle Boy Grows Up by Ben Mattlin just for $1.99.
Ben Mattlin lives a normal, independent life. Why is that interesting? Because Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. Not only did Mattlin live through childhood, he became one of the first students in a wheelchair to attend Harvard, from which he graduated and became a professional writer. His advantage? Mattlin’s life happened to parallel the growth of the disability rights movement, so that in many ways he did not feel that he was disadvantaged at all, merely different. Miracle Boy Grows Up is a witty, unsentimental memoir that you won’t forget, told with engrossing intelligence and a unique perspective on living with a disability in the United States.
Some words about the Author
Ben Mattlin was born in New York in 1962 with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital muscle-wasting disease. He graduated from Harvard in 1984 and is an NPR commentator and frequent contributor to financial magazines. He has written on disability and other topics for The New York Times, Self magazine, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He has also appeared on CNN, ABC’s Prime Time Live, and the E!Entertainment Network, among other venues, to discuss his disability-related writings. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! by Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand is book for kids (3 and up) with price $1.99 today only.
It’s time for Big Bear to hibernate, so Old Man Winter keeps telling him: “Sleep, Big Bear, sleep.” But Big Bear doesn’t hear very well. He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can t seem to hear what Old Man Winter is saying. Finally, Old Man Winter finds a noisy way to get Big Bear’s attention. Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media by Will Hillenbrand bring this bedtime story to a fitting conclusion.
Some words about the Auhtor
Maureen Wright lives in Athens, Pennsylvania.
The Mordis – Ad-free is a game which you can obtain for free today only.
Once upon a time there were some cute little creatures living in peace and joy. They were sweeter than candy and therefore beloved to all. One day, evil Mr. Sugar caught them all and brought them to his hideout, his mind thinking sinister thoughts as he hummed “Cotton candy, cotton candy…” But four of the little creatures managed to
escape by hiding in the depths of the forest. Now they want to save their friends, and this is where they need your help.
Help four courageous Mordis find their way back to their captured friends and bring them to safety!
“The Mordis” is a puzzle game where you overcome obstacles and solve tests that pop up in a fun and intuitive way. Use your wit to make your own path with the tools available. Use fewer tools, save time, and avoid getting killed to score more points!