The Spark: A Mother's Story Of Nurturing Genius

January 11, 2017|
The Spark: A Mother's Story Of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett
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The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment and nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with severe autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius--and how any parent can help their child find their spark.
Today, at 13, Jacob is a paid researcher in quantum physics, working on extending Einstein's theory of relativity. Diagnosed at 1 with severe autism, at 3 he was assigned to life-skills classes and his parents were told to adjust their expectations. The goal: tying his own shoes at 16. Kristine's belief in the power of hope and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we keep our minds open and learn to fuel a child's true potential changed everything.

Heather's Review

Every mother teaches her children they shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but few mothers have had to live that lesson like Kristine Barnett. When, at the age of two, her son Jake received diagnoses that progressed from Asperger’s to autism, doctors, teachers and therapists saw only the autism. Not Kristine. She saw a beautiful lit...

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Title:The Spark: A Mother's Story Of Nurturing GeniusFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.52 X 6.37 X 1.08 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.52 X 6.37 X 1.08 inPublished:January 11, 2017Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307362795

ISBN - 13:9780307362797

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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