Reasons to Smile: Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome


Andrea Knauss 

Reasons to Smile
Editions:Hardcover: $ 14.99
ISBN: 0764350404
Pages: 128

This compilation of 56 encouraging and eye-opening short writings by a variety of authors across the globe celebrates the lives of people living with Down syndrome. Together with 56 inspiring "slice of life" photos, these candid true stories, including the renowned "Welcome to Holland," provide inspiration and connection. Parents and families of children living with Down syndrome will discover a wealth of positivity and valuable guidance. Special education teachers, social workers, mental health professionals, and policy makers will find helpful information and insight from stories regarding behavioral health. And anyone who is looking to learn more about Down syndrome will discover a world full of possibilities they never knew existed.

Reviews:Debbie S. on Amazon wrote:

a very uplifting and encouraging book. Lots of photos and short stories featuring beautiful people, young and old, with Down Syndrome. Very inspirational and heart warming.

Mardra on Goodreads wrote:

I’m pleased to be a contributor to the recent collaboration Schiffer Publishing assembled called Reasons to Smile.
I’m just going to start with my one concern, going in, I worried that the title may lend itself to cliche’ – In the end product, however, I found stories that are heartfelt, as good stories are, sincere, and well told.

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