I am very proud of my book, Making a Place for Kids with Disabilities.
I like to compare it to books like Among School Children by Tracy Kidder or There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz. Like those books (the former concerning a fifth grade classroom in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the latter about two boys growing up in public housing in Chicago), my book takes you inside a community and helps you become acquainted with the look and feel of the people and the places in that community. As the narrative unfolds, you begin to recognize characters you have met in earlier chapters. For instance, Carlton, who has cerebral palsy, is the focus of the section about a tee-ball team. Then you meet his sister, two chapters later, because she participates in a Brownie troop that has two girls with significant disabilities.
Like the other two books I mentioned, I believe you will find that my book reads more like a novel than a research monograph.
Dale Borman Fink, Ph.D.