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Zoe's Extraordinary Holiday Adventures

by Christina Minaki

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list price: $8.95
also available: eBook
published: 2007
publisher: Second Story Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
8 to 11
2 to 5
Reading age:
8 to 11
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Zoe's Extraordinary Holiday Adventures

Zoe is in a wheelchair and it bugs her that some kids think she's not smart because her body doesn't always do what she wants. Then Zoe learns about the diverse cultures of her friends at school and realizes she's not the only different one.

What’s wrong with being different? How am I different than you? I would share this book to help students understand the interests, feelings, and dreams of a young person in a wheelchair. Though differently abled, Zoe pays attention to the diversity of kids in her school community and comes to understand that people are all the same or different in many ways.

Author available for class visits.

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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Zoe is in a wheelchair and it bugs her that some kids think she’s not smart because her body doesn’t always do what she wants. Then, Zoe learns about the diverse cultures of her friends at school, and realizes she’s not the only different one.

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Editorial Reviews

The author uses this historical event to teach young readers that everyone can participate in public debate.

— CM Magazine

A new seasonal classic for classrooms and libraries.

— Canadian Children's Book News

Well paced and honest, this innocent novel is recommended for school libraries wanting disability stories for readers.

— AJL Newsletter
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Christina Minaki

Christina Minaki is a librarian in Toronto who writes and reviews books. She is a strong advocate for the rights of women, children, and people with disabilities. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, traveling, and spending time with her nephew. Recently Christina rescued two miniature poodles, Sammy and Barney, who have great fun jumping on and off her wheelchair.
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