The title of this one is fabulous! I sometimes wonder what makes authors choose a title. I chose a few for this year’s A to Z challenge that have horrendous titles – just for that very reason. This one is an example of an encouraging title; not too sappy, no trigger words, and extremely positive. I think when people outside of our community see titles that are too sappy, or “knock you over the head positive,” they must think the author is exaggerating. And if they exaggerate from the beginning, why bother reading what must be a skewed presentation of only the best moments.
Gifts and Gifts 2 are use words that aren’t usually get associated with Down syndrome, but each individual on the planet can enrich the world somehow. These stories show how people with Ds can and do make a positive contribution.
“Acceptance, courage, friendship, awareness, and joy–these are the gifts recounted in more than seventy inspirational essays included in Gifts 2. Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper, the follow-up to the bestselling first volume, Gifts 2 presents a broader perspective on Down syndrome and life by including passionate stories by siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as mothers of older children. Friends, teachers, medical professionals, and coaches also share the joys of knowing and caring for someone with Down syndrome.”
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