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Ghost Boy

posted Feb 8, 2009, 10:05 AM by Karen Inglett
Set in the depression era, this novel follows the journey of a young boy who runs away with the circus.  He suffers from albinoism causing his skin and hair to be white and his eyes are sensitive to light causing partial blindness.  He runs away in hopes of finding a place where he belongs only to find people treat him the same everywhere he goes - as someone who is different.  In the end he learns that to change how others see him, he must first change how he sees himself.  A sad, moving story...I cried.  Highly recommended for both students and parents.