Nicole Panteleakos ¼ Planet Earth Is Blue EBOOK

FREE READER Ï DOC Planet Earth Is Blue ↠ ↠ NATURALTREATMENT ´ Twelve year old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger it's the first time a teacher is going into space and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms Nova and her big sisterTwelve year old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger it's the first time a teacher is going into space and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms Nova and her big sister Bridget share a love of astronomy and the space program Official back of the book blurb my first A remarkable sensitively told debut with a joyfully positive portrayal of neurodifference Nova and her indomitable spirit will remain with you long after you close the bookThere are some stories and some characters that just worm their way into your heart and stay there I have been mildly obsessed with Nicole Panteleakos's PLANET EARTH IS BLUE ever since I first saw her talking about it before #PitchWars in 2016 Just from her description I knew it was going to be absolutely my kind of book While Nicole did not end up becoming my mentee in that Pitch Wars I have always deeply loved her story and looked forward to being able to read it in its entirety somedayI got the chance to do just that last fall and the book was even stunning than I had expected I knew that I would love Nova as a heroine I knew that I would love the poignancy of the story of the Challenger disaster and I knew I would love the heartbreakingly bittersweet ending What I didn't expect was just how much I would end up loving Nova's special education class with its range of diverse disabled and neurodifferent students each one of them crafted with absolute compassion care and positivity I realized as I read that I have never seen disability portrayed anywhere the way it is in PLANET EARTH—as though disability is no or less damning than blue eyes or freckles but simply another aspect of who a person is something that can sometimes cause stress but can also bring joy Reading about Nova and the friends she makes in class felt like a balm to my soul; it was a genuinely healing and beautiful reading experiencePLANET EARTH IS BLUE releases in May and is currently available for pre order I cannot recommend this one highly enough—it's genuinely one of the most wonderful debuts I've read in years

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They planned to watch the launch together But Bridget has disappeared and Nova is in a new foster home While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is and all that she can't express As the liftoff dr E ARC provided by NetgalleyNova is severely autistic and verbally unintelligible although she can manage simple things like yes no and some names She and her older sister Bridget have been in the foster care system for a number of years because their mother was mentally ill and could not care for them Bridget understood Nova and told everyone that her sister was a thinker not a talker The two were very interested in the upcoming Challenger space launch in 1986 and although they are currently separated Bridget is almost 18 Nova is sure that her sister will return Nova's current foster family is very understanding and supportive and Nova is starting to feel at home there Her foster mother and father don't believe the former school records that indicate that Nova is severely retarded the term used at the time and basically unteachable and are looking forward to her testing results in her new school Nova does understand the world around her and writes letters to her sister that tell the reader much about what she is thinking even though another student looks at the letter and indicates that while some words are recognizable it looks largely like scribble Nova does well in her new school and makes some friends and her home life is definitely an improvement since the family including a college aged daughter understand that her odd noises are sometimes laughter that her favorite bear has a name and that she can understand reuests to modify her behavior and comply with them When her class at school watches the Challenger lift off and are faced with the horrible disaster Nova is understandably upset and also comes to terms with the real reason that Bridget has not returned for the launch Strengths While this is not a true #ownvoices book the author experienced sensory processing disorders as a child which added a layer of verisimilitude to the things like tags in clothing and noises that irritated Nova It's written with a nice balance of Nova's own thoughts and her experiences through the lenses of others The historical setting of the Challenger disaster is something for which I have been looking for some time While there are many sad things about this book it is generally upbeat and the portrayal of a successful foster care family is something that is and needed in middle grade literature Weaknesses The extra level of sad at the end concerning Bridget was unnecessary and unexpected but not in a good wayWhat I really think I will probably purchase this because it involves a character on the autism spectrum foster care and an interesting historical setting but it strikes me as the sort of book that teachers recommend to students rather than the sort they reuest from me This is an ongoing dichotomy that I just don't understand but which probably exists because tweens are not the ones who purchase books their parents teachers and librarians do If we asked tweens what they wanted and published accordingly all that would hit the market would be humorous sports oriented graphic novel murder mysteries Surely there is a happier medium

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Planet Earth Is BlueAws closer Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential and for the first time she is making friends without Bridget But every day she's counting down to the launch and to the moment when she'll see Bridget again Because Bridget said No matter what I'll be there I promi Planet Earth is Blue was an enlightening and touching story about Nova a non verbal girl who has just entered a new foster home and is about to start a new school She has been parted from her older sister and misses her very much This is a historical story as Nova is counting down to the launch of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 The story alternates between third person chapters and first person letters that Nova has written her sister Nova mentions in the story that the letters mostly look like scribbles to everyone else but that she knows the words she has written I enjoyed this story and reading about the experiences of a child with an intellectual disability seeing the world through her eyes This is a powerful story about loss and trauma The author did a wonderful job of getting into the head of a child with autism The tragic reality of watching the Challenger launch on television triggers a repressed memory for Nova which brings out the sad yet hopeful ending I recommended this book for teachers and staff especially those who work with children who have autism or other intellectual disabilities