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    Samantha Abeel(Author)

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In this beautiful and chilling memoir, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Abeel describes her struggles with a math-related learning disability, and how it forced her to find inner strength and courage.
Samantha Abeel couldn't tell time, remember her locker combination, or count out change at a checkout counter -- and she was in seventh grade. For a straight-A student like Samantha, problems like these made no sense. She dreaded school, and began having anxiety attacks. In her thirteenth winter, she found the courage to confront her problems -- and was diagnosed with a learning disability. Slowly, Samantha's life began to change again. She discovered that she was stronger than she'd ever thought possible -- and that sometimes, when things look bleakest, hope is closer than you think.

Samantha Abeel was a gifted child who excelled at language arts, yet she often had trouble with seemingly simple math problems. In her seventh-grade creative writing class, Samantha found refuge from the endless classes focused on math, measurements and algebra. When her parents enlisted the aid of an English teacher to help Samantha focus on her strength by creating writing assignments to be critiqued, she began the project that would become her first book, Reach for the Moon.

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • Samantha Abeel(Author)
  • Scholastic US; Reprint edition (31 Oct. 2007)
  • English
  • 9
  • Children's Books

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  • By Rebecca on 29 March 2013

    This book is fantastic! Once I picked it up I literally could not put it down.I had not realised just how much a Specific Learning Difficulty could impact a student during their education. It was fascinating to hear Samantha share her frustration and the problems she had to deal with as she learnt that she would never overcome her problem and instead learned how to live a fulfilling life with it.

  • By Magnacarta on 31 August 2015

    Superb read. As a teaching assistant this gave me valuable insight into what a child goes through when they have special educational need. Extremely well written and the poetry was superb.

  • By Guest on 20 July 2015

    A very moving story, every teacher should read this book.


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