I Just Am by Bryan Lambke
A Story of Down Syndrome Awareness and Tolerance

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This is a story about a young man with Down syndrome. These are his thoughts and feelings regarding his disability. It is written with help from his dad and much love.

All too often, we shroud ourselves in ignorance, thus preventing us from learning from others whom we consider to be somehow "different." In a book that is both charming and disarming, Bryan Lambke-a young man with Down syndrome-invites us into his world where he lets us know he shares the same dreams and emotions as everyone else.

"I have a disability," says Bryan. "It is not my fault. I just am." Bryan, with the help of his father Tom, helps us all examine what is normal about each of us. The book includes additional information about Down syndrome.

School Library Journal
"...Bryan, who wrote the book along with his dad, speaks candidly about his disability, "It is not my fault. I just am." This active young man has an infectious personality; he knows that he's not stupid, but acknowledges that he is slow. He knows that he does not look "normal," but questions just what that means... This engaging and helpful book updates older titles that might describe people as "suffering from" or being "afflicted with" mental retardation. Weed those and replace them with this one."
Linda Beck
Indian Valley Public Library
Telford, PA

"The interview was fabulous!
Thanks for bringing your world to us,"
Christine Summers
CK Today - CFCO


Tom,
"...I would like to thank you both for your presentation at our school. Your story is very special and had a lasting impression on our school's students, teachers, and parents. The feedback to date has been nothing short of amazing..."
Michelle Castillo
Bright Beginnings Charter School
Resource Room
Chandler, Arizona

"...it's an honest and often funny account of living with a disability..."
Abilities
Canada's Lifestyle Magazine For People With Disabilities
Summer 2006
 

About Bryan Lambke

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Published March 10, 2006 by Five Star Publications, Inc. (AZ). 71 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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