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The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond NormalHenry Holt and Co. #ad - These people teach mooney that there's no such thing as normal and that to really live, every person must find their own special ways of keeping on. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. A young man once called unteachable journeys across america to investigate the lives of those, who are forced to create new ways of living in order to surviveLabeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems, like himself, " Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal.
Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. The short bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions. Ultimately, mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University.
The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal #ad - He meets thirteen people in thirteen states, including an eight-year-old deaf and blind girl who likes to curse out her teachers in sign language. He would buy his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world.
In the short bus, irreverent, and poignant record of this odyssey, 35, Mooney describes his four-month, his humorous, 000-mile journey across borders that most people never see.