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BK-'Nobody's Perfect'"Nobody's Perfect," by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney.
A companion to Deaf Child Crossing.
In this sequel to Deaf Child Crossing (2002), fourth-grader Megan Merrill is caught off guard when the new girl at school rebuffs her gestures of friendship. Alexis Powell is pretty, smart, and a great soccer player, and she seems intent on ignoring Megan. Is Alexis shy, or is it because Megan is deaf? Megan gains some insight when the girls are assigned as partners for the science fair. Alexis' behavior around people who are "different" seems to be related to having an autistic brother. This surprises Megan, whose family and friends accept her deafness as part of their everyday lives. As Megan's dad reassures her, "Perfect isn't such a problem in the Merrill family."
For the target audience, this book perfectly captures the intensity of a young girl's life, when even glitter and feathers on party invitations can generate high excitement.
Recommended for grades 4-6.
* 229 pages
* 8 Inches X 4½ inches
The CD of the Kennedy Center Musical production of Nobody's Perfect is here
Item Price: $16.00
Member Price: $14.40