{Read Prime} Window BoyAuthor Andrea White – Moncler2018.co

Set In , This Touching Novel Tells The Story Of Sam Davis, A Young Man With Cerebral Palsy Who Peers Though His Bedroom Window Every Day At The School He Longs To Attend With Great Determination And The Help Of Both His Caretaker And His Imaginary Friend, Winston Churchill, Sam Not Only Succeeds In Gaining Admittance To The School And The Acceptance Of His Peers, But Also Fulfills His Dream Of Becoming The School S Basketball Coach The Narrative, Full Of Poignant Insights Into Attitudes Toward People With Disabilities, Provides A Glimpse Into The Life Of Winston Churchill, Who Is A Key Inspiration For Young Sam


10 thoughts on “Window Boy

  1. says:

    Loved this book.so much so that I went to Bluewillow Bookshop and bought another copy to send to my 8 and 11 year old nieces in Seattle Notice I wasn t willing to give up my own copy Andrea White writes with ease, making it an enjoyable read Though main character Sam has physical limitations, that doesn t mean he has to be limited in all ways He learns through his love of Winston Churchill that all things are possible This book also reminded me of the strides we ve tried to make in our public schools to be inclusive of all studentsdo we still have a ways to go Yesbut let s hope we are continually moving towards excellence in education.


  2. says:

    All around this was a very interesting read I m glad I read this book which tells of one s boy s struggle to live in a world that s not really made for him Wheelchair bound Sam has a mind that works just fine but his cerebral palsy limits what he can physically do The book takes place in 1968 well before the ADA act of 1990 when people who live with disabilities aren t provided with the same access to everyday experiences Sam has never been to school and when he finally arrives in his 6th grade class no one knows what to do or how to act Sam s story is an important perspective for those able bodied who have never experienced the isolation that comes with physical disabilities It s 1968 and some of the language and situations may give a slight pause but I d say as with most historical fiction is it used in the context of the time for which it was written It s not an easy read and the characters have many layers as do most human relationships The bonus material at the back of the book was as good if not better than the book itself The Case study of the integrated kindergarten program was incredibly fascinating Don t skip it


  3. says:

    Great read.I would recommend this book for anyone It us well written and keeps your interest We had a young man in our hometown who had CP and he graduated high school along with his younger brother.


  4. says:

    This is a wonderful story about Sam, a 12 year old boy with cerebral palsy Sam has two friends his housekeeper and caregiver Miss Perkins, and his idol Winston Churchill, with whom Sam imagines entire conversations Sam is curious and intelligent He reads, has a wider vocabulary than most 6th graders, and remembers everything he hears But his speech is rudimentary and difficult for anyone but his mom and Miss Perkins and Winston to understand And he lacks the dexterity to hold a book or a pencil So few people realize how smart he is.Every day, Sam sits in his wheelchair and stares out the window at the school the other kids in the neighborhood attend, watching boys play on the basketball court and wondering what it must be like for them to be able to move and control their own bodies When he learns that he is to attend school there, as well, he is thrilled But Sam s challenges are just beginning.


  5. says:

    i went into this book a little sceptical at first but was plesently suprised not only was the story told in a feasable way but you really got to understand the main character having a handicapped brother myself, i understand how he thinks and i know that he has a brain that is anything but dead and void of activity in this book, you see that while the main character does get frustrated by his situation, you can see how he doesnt let it define or limit him he knows what he wants and he s going to get it this book is a journey that will not only help you to understand the disabled, but it also opens your eyes to the predjudice that still exists towards the disabled.


  6. says:

    Probably best for gr 5 8 I did not enjoy this as much as the author s Surviving Antarctica, but it is a good story from the point of view of a 6th grade boy who is physically disabled and has difficulty speaking In the 1960 s, when this story is set, disabled children often did not attend school, and Sam s first experiences with school are met with limited expectations from school personnel and his fellow students Thanks in part to the persistence of his caretaker, Mrs Perkins, he is able to be seen for who he is until circumstances land him in an institution There is a happy ending, though, with an afterword that describes what happened to the characters.


  7. says:

    I loved this book, I felt like I really got to know all the characters I have cerebral palsy myself as well as hydrocephalus and I m blind I loved the team Sam and Miss Perkins made , and the basketball hoop pictures at the start of each chapter in the ebook were cute This is the first book I ve read by Andrea White The book was an accurate account of what it s like to live with CP and I can really identify with Sam There are a few spelling mistakes in the book, but that didn t matter, and it didn t spoil the book at all.


  8. says:

    ExcellentI was hooked from the start till the end A boy with cerebral palsy was once a boy who lived in a wheelchair and was always placed in his favorite spot by a window to watch kids play basketball his favorite game It tells of his struggles and how he overcomes them as he enters school and how he expresses himself to his teacher and kids who want to shun him A beautiful outcome to a story that you won t want miss I hope enjoy as much as I did.


  9. says:

    During the 1960 s children with physical or mental disabilities were often sent to institutions or kept at home They rarely had the opportunity to go to school and learn People were often not aware of the what these children were capable of This is Sam s story Sam has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound He actually does get the opportunity to go to schoolbut that is just the beginning of a difficult journey for him.


  10. says:

    Gives good insight on what it was like to be disabled when it was still considered normal for them to be institutionalized if you were coincided special, and the battle to be treated normal by those around you.