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Dmitry: A Young Soviet Immigrant

by Joanne E. Bernstein

An account of a Soviet Jewish boy and his parents who leave present-day Moscow and resettle in the United States.

Special Parents, Special Children

by Joanne E. Bernstein Bryna J. Fireside

Written for children in the middle grades, this book explores what it is like to grow up with parents who have disabilities. Four families in which one or more parent has a disability are profiled. In one, both parents are deaf, and in another, both have achondroplastic dwarfism. In one family the father uses a wheelchair, and in another the father is blind. Overall, the book is upbeat and informative.

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