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Summer Book Club

The SETC Summer Book Club offers participants a unique way to read about and discuss books featuring AAC user perspectives. Through participation in online and in person discussions participants will dive into three different books highlighting AAC user perspective. Join us on our SETC Facebook and Instagram pages at the beginning of June, July, and August where we will host a kickoff event and introduce the book for the month. Then, hop on Zoom the Last Tuesday of each month for a 30 min discussion with other educators and family members.

 Ghost Boy
by Martin Pistorius

  • Book Cost:  $12.99 Kindle/$10.49 Paperback
  • Amazon Link to purchase the book

Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.


If At Birth You Don’t Succeed
by Zach Anner

  • Book Cost:  $11.99 Kindle/$27.00 Paperback 
  • Amazon Link to purchase the book 

At Birth You Don’t Succeed” is a humorous memoir by comedian and actor Zach Anner. The book follows Anner’s journey growing up with cerebral palsy, his experiences with physical therapy and healthcare, his foray into the world of reality TV, and his various misadventures as an adult. Anner’s storytelling is full of wit and charm, and he uses his unique perspective to offer insights on life, disability, and the pursuit of happiness. The book is an uplifting and entertaining read that encourages readers to embrace their quirks and find humor in life’s challenges.


Out of My Mind
by Sharon M. Draper  

  • Book Cost:  $9.99 Kindle/$10.99 Paperback

“Out of My Mind” is a novel by Sharon M. Draper, which follows the story of a brilliant eleven-year-old girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy. Despite being unable to walk, talk or communicate with those around her, Melody has a photographic memory and a keen mind. The book chronicles Melody’s journey to find her voice and prove to the world that she is more than just her disability. As she navigates the challenges of school, friendship, and family life, Melody faces discrimination, bullying, and prejudice. “Out of My Mind” is a powerful and poignant story that sheds light on the experiences of people with disabilities and celebrates the human spirit’s resilience in the face of adversity.