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Author Kersjes, Michael E.

Title A smile as big as the moon : a special education teacher, his class, and their inspiring journey through U.S. Space Camp / Mike Kersjes with Joe Layden.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  371.9047 Ker    ---  Available
Edition 2nd St. Martins's Griffin ed.
Description x, 276 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary After reading an article on NASA's Space Camp, high school football coach and special education teacher Mike Kersjes decided that this program -- where students undergo tests used to prepare astronauts for journeys on the space shuttle -- was just the experience his special education students needed. There was just one problem: convincing administrators, parents, and the students themselves that even with disabilities like Tourette syndrome, Down syndrome, and dyslexia, they could succeed in a program originally designed for gifted students. With limitless faith in his students and unswerving persistence, Kersjes finally got his kids to Camp, where they turned in a performance no one will ever forget. Kersjes' story is one of determination and perseverance, of empowerment and empathy. This book is for anyone who likes to see the underdog triumph.
Source NBK 3/12 PPL
Subject Special education -- United States -- Case studies.
Children with disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- United States -- Case studies.
U.S. Space Camp (Huntsville, Ala.)
Kersjes, Michael E.
Added Author Layden, Joseph, 1959-
ISBN 9781250012623 (pbk.)

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