My Sister Annie by Bill Dodds

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Charlie's life isn't much different from the lives of other boys turning twelve. He wants to pitch a perfect Little League game. He wants to join a gang called the Bombers and wear a leather flight jacket. And he wants to ask Misty to the school dance. What is different about Charlie's life is his thirteen-year-old sister Annie who has Down's syndrome. This thoughtful story with a light touch explores one boy's growing pains and his struggle to accept a sister who is "different."

About Bill Dodds

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Bill Dodds has three children, the oldest of whom is learning disabled. Mr. Dodds is a volunteer in the Special Olympics and other advocacy groups for mentally challenged citizens. He is also the author of The Hidden Fortune. He lives with his wife and family in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Published January 1, 1997 by Boyds Mills Press. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Charlie has plenty of stress: he's the starting pitcher in the upcoming championship game;

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In Charlie's family, ``not normal is normal.'' Embarrassed by his older sister, Annie, who suffers from Down's syndrome, and his younger twin sisters, 11-year-old Charlie struggles to balance the demands of his particular family with his own preoccupations--an attractive classmate named Misty and...

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