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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
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Free as a bird, Gina McMurchy-Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168)
Control code
zmeld2 b3799956
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
168 p.:
Isbn
9781554884476
Other physical details
ill.;
Label
Free as a bird, Gina McMurchy-Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168)
Control code
zmeld2 b3799956
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
168 p.:
Isbn
9781554884476
Other physical details
ill.;

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