Book Club: September 2016

Next Book Club Meeting:

Wednesday, September 7, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. at both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Offices.
A light lunch will be provided, please contact us to let us know you’re coming:
• Kalamazoo: RSVP to Michele (269) 345-1516 x116
• St. Joseph: RSVP to Joanne (269) 982-7761

THE BOOK: Icy Sparks

(By: Gwyn Hyman Rubio)

Icy Sparks is only 10 years old the first time it happens. The sudden itching, the pressure squeezing her skull, and the “little invisible rubber bands” attached to her eyelids are all symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome. Whenever the impulses become too much to resist, she goes to her grandparents’ root cellar, and gives in, croaking, jerking, cursing, and
popping her eyes. Icy soon becomes “a little girl who had to keep all of her compulsions inside.” Only a brief confinement at the Bluegrass State Hospital persuades her that there are actually children more “different” than she.

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This book is available in print, Kindle, audible; talking book from the National Library for the Blind; and digital book, large print, and cassette from the Michigan Library for the Blind.. Disability Network Southwest Michigan also has print copies available for you to borrow.