MyaGrace Wants To Make Music: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination by Jo Meserve MachMyaGrace Wants To Make Music: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination by Jo Meserve Mach

MyaGrace Wants To Make Music: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination

byJo Meserve Mach, Stroup-Rentier Lynne Vera

Paperback | September 12, 2016

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Everyone in MyaGrace’s family makes music.  MyaGrace plays the piano but it’s not the same. She wants to join her family when they are making music. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace knows just the person to help.

Finding My Way Books honor children with special needs or disabilities by sharing their stories. MyaGrace has cerebral, intellectual disabilities and autism.

Jo Meserve Mach, author and publisher, spent 36 years as an Occupational Therapist. She is very passionate about sharing the stories of children with special needs. Jo embraces the joy that individuals with disabilities bring to our communities through their unique gifts.Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, author, worked in the fields of Early...
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Title:MyaGrace Wants To Make Music: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-DeterminationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.11 inPublished:September 12, 2016Publisher:Finding My Way BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944764240

ISBN - 13:9781944764241

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"MyaGrace Wants To Make Music" is an exciting new title from a series featuring true stories of inclusion and the development of skills needed for self-determination. Finding My Way Books, the publisher, promotes books about real children who deal with special needs or disabilities. Filled with color photo portraits and brief narrative explanatory text, "MyaGrace Wants To Make Music" appeals to kids who might have reading skills at K-2 or less. MyaGrace is excited because she wants to learn to make music like the other members of her family. Each of her three brothers and both her parents play different musical instruments. MyaGrace is beginning to learn to play piano. A touching visual narrative shows MyaGrace attending her piano lesson with her piano teacher, Cathie. Cathie introduces MyaGrace to the piano keyboard and encourages her to use both hands to play notes on the piano, after practicing. When MyaGrace is distracted by another sound from outside, Cathie redirects her to the lesson and making music on the piano. She even helps MyaGrace to compose her own song and learn to clap the rhythm and play it, also writing it down for her. MyaGrace is happy and proud of her accomplishment and growing ability to make music with her family. "MyaGrace Wants to Make Music" is described as a true story promoting inclusion and self-determination. It is a very inspiring book. In addition to the story, there is a MyaGrace Wants To Make Music index listing specific self-determination skills and more, a Family Guide for Promoting Self-Determination, and Classroom Activities for 'MyaGrace Wants To Make Music.' It is especially effective that the story is written from the viewpoint and in the voice of the child, MyaGrace. Other titles by the same authors from this publisher and series that are also highly recommended include: "MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready (978096835794)," "I Don't Know If I Want a Puppy (9780990354338)," "Marco and I Want To Play Ball (9780990354376)," "I Want To Be Like Poppin' Joe (9780990354321)," and "Kaitlyn Wants To See Ducks (9780990354314)." Midwest Book Review