Normal : one kid's extraordinary journey

Normal : one kid's extraordinary journey

Newman, Magdalena M.,

Young Readers' edition.

Publication Information
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]


Physical Description
327 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Target Audience
Ages 10+
Grades 7 to 8.


"Normal. Who is to say what this word means? For Magda Newman, it was a goal. She wanted her son Nathaniel to be able to play on the playground, swim at the beach, enjoy the moments his friends took for granted. But Nathaniel's severe Treacher Collins syndrome -- a craniofacial condition -- meant that other concerns came first. Could he eat without the aid of a gastrointestinal tube? Could he hear? Would he ever be able to breathe effortlessly? But Nathaniel looks at 'normal' from a completely different perspective. In this uplifting and humorous memoir that includes black-and-white comic illustrations, mother and son tell the story of his growing up -- from facing sixty-seven surgeries before the age of fifteen, to making friends, moving across the country, and persevering through hardships. How they tackle extraordinary circumstances with love and resilience is a true testament to Magda and Nathaniel's family, and to families everywhere who quietly but courageously persist."-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Newman, Nathaniel-Juvenile literature.
Newman, Magdalena M.-Juvenile literature.

Subject Term
Facial bones -- Abnormalities -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Treacher Collins syndrome -- Juvenile literature.
Genetic disorders -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile literature.
Families -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Juvenile literature.

Geographic Term
Seattle (Wash.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.


Added Author
Newman, Nathaniel,
Liftin, Hilary,
Swaab, Neil,
Adaptation of (work): Newman, Magdalena M.. Normal : a mother and her beautiful son.

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesStatus
Chino Valley Public LibraryBook177.1 NEW1Children's Area - Nonfiction
Prescott Public LibraryBook617.52 NEWMAN1Children's Area - Biographies