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Not a poster child : living well with a disability : a memoir / Francine Falk-Allen

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B FAL (Text) 37521530900564 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 12/30/2018
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville B FALK-ALLEN (Text) 78321000028079 Adult Biography Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland B F191f (Text) 76383000461943 Adult New Shelf, B Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B FAL (Text) 78551000537787 Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781631523915 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1631523910 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-362).
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Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement-but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual or late effects of polio, this virus has never been old news. Francine Falk-Allen was only three years old when she contracted polio and temporarily lost the ability to stand and walk. Here, she tells the story of how a toddler learned grown-up lessons too soon; a schoolgirl tried her best to be a “normie,” on into young adulthood; and a woman finally found her balance, physically and spiritually. In lucid, dryly humorous prose, she also explores how her disability has affected her choices in living a fulfilling (and amusing) life in every area-relationships, career, religion (or not), athleticism, artistic expression, and aging, to name a few. A clear-eyed examination of living with a handicap, Not a Poster Child is one woman's story of finding her way to a balanced life-one with a little cheekiness and a lot of joy. Provided by
Subject: Falk-Allen, Francine > Health.
Poliomyelitis > Patients > United States > Biography.
People with disabilities > United States > Biography.

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