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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Shape of the Eye (Updated) Giveaway

Congrats to the winners: Brianna and Astra!

The Shape of the Eye, by George Estreich, is one of those unique, must-read, memoirs that takes the reader on a journey of the past, and makes the reader think about how we got to the present, in terms of society's perceptions on people with Down syndrome.

I did a review and giveaway of this book back in Oct 2011, and another giveaway in Oct 2012. This book has just recently been re-released in paperback and I am hosting a giveaway for 2 winners.

The paperback has an afterword that updates readers on Laura (George's daughter), and the rest of the family, since the hardcover was released. George also discusses some societal quandaries that have come up with the advances in technology, science, and research.

Parents.com recently did a Q&A with George (although I did cringe at the lead-in describing "...his Down syndrome daughter..." instead of the use of people-first language); and The Shape of the Eye gets a 4-star review and "Pick of the Week" in the April 29th edition of People Magazine.

If you would like to win a copy of this Oregon Book Award Winner, please leave a comment (making sure I have a way to contact you). Contest open to those in the US and Canada.

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Anonymous said...

YES me please. I read the review in People magazine but havent yet ordered:)
Denise & Sydney Pequignot

Stephanie said...

I'd love to win a copy of George's book! thesumulongs03@gmail.com


alamama alamama said...

The book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win. I think you have my email, but jsut in case it's pressed24petals at yahoo dot com.

Anonymous said...

This is my 2nd attempt at winning this book! I would love it!

Brianna said...

I would love to win this book.

Thank you!

Elizabeth Toney said...

I am interested in getting a book. etoney@long.k12.ga.us

Anonymous said...

Hi- I just reserved it at my local library and read some of the exerpts on Amazon. I would love to have a copy of my own! stephaniehardtadamek@gmail.com

Cate said...

I just picked it up at the library but the chances of me getting to it before it's due back are slim...would love my own copy!

lovemy3 said...

I haven't read it yet, but I was so excited to see it in People magazine!!! jamarthur@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win! :) astrakruger@gmail.com

Jen Jacob said...

We would love this! My 8 year old daughter is devouring information to learn more about our new little guy, Owen, who is 4 months old. Sounds like this would be a great read together!

Melissa said...

Oh, I would love a copy of this! I've heard nothing but good things about it!


Deborah said...

I would love a copy! Email is tomaid at yahoo dot com

Chriss said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Chriss said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

my family said...

id love to read it sounds great, maybe a good summer read?

Anonymous said...

I would love to read it