A Corner of the Universe
Author: Ann M. Martin
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Disabilities, Confronting and Resolving Fears, Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, Mental Health, Understanding Self and Others, Extended Families
Hattie Owen enjoys the familiarity of her small town life, but during the summer she turns 12, her world is turned upside down with the arrival of an uncle no one has ever spoken about. Now that Hattie's uncle's "school" — an institution for the mentally disabled — is closing, Hattie's family must deal with a childlike young man whose existence they've denied for years.
"Hearts will go out to both Hattie and Adam as they step outside the confines of their familiar world to meet some painful challenges." — Publishers Weekly, starred review"Wonderfully real characters and an engrossing plot . . . evocative." — School Library Journal, Starred Review