Making a Case for Life: A New Definition of Perfection
by Stephanie Wincik (Paperback - 2010)
My comments: Ms. Wincik's book makes us aware that there are many valuable reasons for welcoming and accepting the disabled. The children with Down Syndrome, for example, are open, honest, kind, and tolerant, and have qualities that are desirable for us all as human beings. These qualities are more valuable to society than the standards we hold of perfection as being ninety percent that of physical beauty and physical perfection.
An honest and thoughtful book, I recommend it for those who would like a better understanding of Down Syndrome and the place of children with disabilities in our society.
"With only a slight shift in our perception, we can clearly see that the extraordinary individuals dismissed for centuries as 'disabled' actually have a vitally important role to play in the world, and indeed may even hold the key to our positive advancement as a human family." (Book cover)
Thanks to Tracee Gleichner at Pump Up Your Book Promotions for providing a copy of this book for my impartial review.