Some of my favorite books about Down syndrome
In honor of Down syndrome awareness month, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books. Click on any of the pictures to go to Amazon to purchase your own copy of these worthwhile reads.
“A Good and Perfect Gift” by Amy Julia Becker. This memoir just came out last year. Amy Julia is a gifted writer. This book is smart and from the heart. A must read.
“The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards. Great fiction! Click on the book picture to get to Amazon to buy a copy.
“Jewel” by Bret Lott. I read this book in Ukraine when I was pregnant with Polly. I didn’t know she had Down syndrome. The book is fiction, about a woman in the backwoods of Mississippi. Her last child was born with Down syndrome. It is a wonderful read.
A friend in the Down syndrome community. Jennifer Graf Groenberg wrote a beautiful book called Roadmap to Holland. Check it out!
“Expecting Adam” by Martha Beck. Another true story. Phenomenal writing. I read it like once a year.
“The Shape of the Eye” by George Estreich. I so appreciated this memoir. Written from a father’s perspective, George takes us through the beginning stages of what it is like to have a child with Down syndrome. The history of Down syndrome is weaved throughout. The book is so well written. It moved me.
What are your favorite reads about Down syndrome?