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The Resource Free as a bird, Gina McMurchy-Barber

Free as a bird, Gina McMurchy-Barber

Label
Free as a bird
Title
Free as a bird
Statement of responsibility
Gina McMurchy-Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and barred windows and being called names like "retard" and "moron." Born with Down's syndrome, Ruby Jean is lovingly cared for by her grandmother. But after Grandma dies when Ruby is eight, her mother takes her to Woodlands School in New Westminster, British Columbia, and never comes back. It's here in an institution that opened in 1878 and was originally called the Provincial Lunatic Asylum that Ruby Jean learns to survive isolation, boredom, and every kind of abuse. Just when she can hardly remember if she's ever been happy, she learns a lesson about patience and perseverance from an old crow
Summary
Born with Down's syndrome, Ruby Jean is cared for by her loving grandmother, but after she dies, Ruby is taken to the Woodlands School by her mother where she learns to survive isolation, boredom, and abuse
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356434
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS8625.M86
LC item number
Fre 2010
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850
Literary form
novels
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  • 7
  • 10
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Free as a bird, Gina McMurchy-Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168)
Control code
5141764
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9781554884476
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn434559094
  • (OCoLC)434559094
Label
Free as a bird, Gina McMurchy-Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168)
Control code
5141764
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9781554884476
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn434559094
  • (OCoLC)434559094

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