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By Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Fragile Bones -- Harrison and Anna -- is the first book in a series about a group of teenagers who take part in a program called Best Buddies. "To take part in the Best Buddies Program, volunteers with and without intellectual disabilities agree to be paired with each other for one school year. The pairs are then responsible for contacting each other once a week by telephone, e-mail, letter or note; meeting each other twice a month for a one-to-one activity; and participating in group activities during the school year." (http://bestbuddies.ca/about-us/faq/)
This story tells both of their points of view as they participate in the program and learn from one another. If you are interested in learning about autism this book gives a lot of insight into Harrison's experience with autism and also how his family handles it. If you are interested in learning more about the Best Buddies Program you can check it out at www.bestbuddies.ca.