"This is a wonderful story, complimented with beautiful photographs. Children will relate to the joy in learning to do something that is important to them, especially when it's something they can participate in with their family!" - Becky Drews, MS. Ed Special Education
In MyaGrace Wants to Make Music, a young girl with disabilities shares her favorite activity. She loves to go to her weekly piano lesson! Everyone in her family plays a musical instrument and she wants to learn how to play so she can join them for family music time.
MyaGrace is fun and sweet as she shares her thoughts and hopes. Her emotions distract her at times, but her wonderful piano teacher builds on her love for certain notes and helps her discover that she is capable of doing much more than make noise.
This beautifully photographed story captures the joy in realizing what it means to make music and to be included. It demonstrates that inclusion can always be possible when everyone is open to possibilities.
By sharing MyaGrace's story we celebrate her many strengths and abilities. MyaGrace has intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy.
"MyaGrace Wants To Make Music" is an exciting new title from a series featuring true stories of inclusion and the development of skills needed for self-determination....It is especially effective that the story is written from the viewpoint and in the voice of the child." - Midwest Book Review
"What a wonderful book! Love that they used real people, real stories and photos vs drawings. This book would be great to use with classrooms working on including children with special needs or just to help students learn and understand that all children are more alike than different. The whole series of books that goes along with this one should be in all elementary school libraries!" - Lori A. Eigenman, Ed.S.
MyaGrace Wants to Make Music is the first title in the Growing With Grace series that follows MyaGrace as she grows up.