Emily Good as Gold by Susan Goldman Rubin

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Thirteen-year-old developmentally disabled Emily struggles between being a little girl and becoming a woman. “This is a well-written book on a subject that few authors choose to deal with. It offers insights about what it feels like to be one of those 'special' students, how painful it is to be stared at and whispered about. More importantly, it offers a sense that these students are, in most of the important ways, like all the rest of us.”--VOYA
 

About Susan Goldman Rubin

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Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of "Fireflies in the Dark; Margaret Bourke-White; Degas and the Dance; Steven Spielberg: Crazy for Movies"; and numerous other nonfiction books for children.
 
Published October 1, 1993 by Browndeer Pr. 180 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Emily, 14, last seen in Rubin's Emily Good as Gold (1993), has fallen in love with a ``regular'' boy named Hunt, and is afraid that he'll find out she's ``different''--retarded.

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Emily Gold's parents have always told her she's ``good as gold,'' but she's heard the hushed conversations about ``developmentally disabled'' and knows her ``head doesn't work right.'' Her early-adolescent interests and openly stated wish to have a baby and be treated like a grown-up alarm her pr...

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Thirteen years old and ``developmentally disabled,'' Emily Gold longs to be like other teenagers, but she knows she's ``special''--a euphemism she's grown to hate. Realizing that she's maturing (she's

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Thirteen years old and ``developmentally disabled,'' Emily Gold longs to be like other teenagers, but she knows she's ``special''--a euphemism she's grown to hate.

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