Our readers and customers asked for informative and entertaining fiction for teens and young adults about their lives, and we’ve listened! We’re pleased to publish Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats, and Dating Don’ts, a collection of over a dozen hi-lo (high interest-low reading level) short stories for people with intellectual disabilities or other learning challenges.
Middle schoolers through adults will identify with the book’s true-to-life stories and their characters (some with developmental disabilities, some without), who want to live as independently as they can. And just like real life, there are episodes of hilarity, poignancy, messiness, responsibility, longing, fulfillment, and adventure. From roommate troubles to wanting a pet, and from seeking a girlfriend to going camping with friends, these appealing short stories engage readers and impart subtle life lessons. A set of questions at the end of each story encourages discussion and further self-reflection.
Thomas Fish, Ph.D. & Jillian Ober, M.A., CRC