Books by This Author
This anthology is comprised of two major components: thirteen full-length, autobiographical essays written by persons with learning disabilities and five analytical chapters written by education and psychology scholars. Speaking in terms alternately intimate and analytical, the autobiographical essays each tell of a sustained personal encounter with the challenges and mysteries of living with a learning disability. But these autobiographies are not merely personal, concerned solely with their writers' private lives.
The fifteen Latino college students who tell their stories in this book attend Dartmouth College and come from a variety of socioeconomic, regional, and family backgrounds. They provide insights into issues of racial identity in contemporary America as well their own trajectories throughout their education. This book gives educators, students, and their families a clear view of the experience of Latino college students adapting to a challenging educational environment and a cultural context often very different from their childhood ones.