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How to speak dolphin

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Schneider Family Book Award-winning author Ginny Rorby has created an irresistible dolphin story about a girl's struggle to help her autistic brother and herself. Lily loves her half-brother, Adam, but she has always struggled with him, too. He's definitely on the autism spectrum -- though her step-father, Don, can barely bring himself to admit it -- and caring for him has forced Lily to become as much mother as sister. All Lily wants is for her step-father to acknowledge that Adam has a real issue, that they need to find some kind of program that can help him. Then maybe she can have a life of her own. Adam's always loved dolphins, so when Don, an oncologist, hears about a young dolphin with cancer, he offers to help. He brings Lily and Adam along, and Adam and the dolphin -- Nori -- bond instantly. But though Lily sees how much Adam loves Nori, she also sees that the dolphin shouldn't spend the rest of her life in captivity, away from her family. Can Adam find real help somewhere else? And can Lily help Nori regain her freedom without betraying her family?
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Grouping Title how to speak dolphin
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subject_facet Autistic children -- Fiction, Autistic children -- Juvenile fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Dolphins -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Fiction, Families -- Florida -- Miami -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Miami (Fla.) -- Juvenile fiction, Responsibility -- Juvenile fiction, Stepfathers -- Fiction, Stepfathers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display How to speak dolphin
title_full How To Speak Dolphin Ginny Rorby., How to Speak Dolphin, How to speak dolphin / Ginny Rorby
title_short How to speak dolphin
topic_facet Autistic children, Brothers and sisters, Dolphins, Families, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Juvenile fiction, Responsibility, Stepfathers