Somebody Else's Kids Author:Torey L. Hayden It was a class that did not even exist on the books-four kids with serious learning problems who had slipped into the cracks of a program to integrate special education students into regular classrooms. Four special students-and a dedicated teacher who refused to conform. — First came Boo, seven, half black, half white, whose only speech was in t... more »he form of days-old weather reports and other people's arguments. He had no words of his own, not even "mama.
Next was Lori, also seven, bright, articulate, sensitive, kind-and suffering from brain damage that left her without the ability to read.
When Tomaso, ten going on forty, arrive3d, he brought wih him anger, violence, scars of a long migrant life, and the ghost of his father whom he had seen murdered by his stepmother five years earlier.
And last came Claudia, the "normal" ch ild, who was shy, quiet, academically gifted. Who was twelve. Who was pregnant.
One by one they came to Torey's resource room. These children who could not manage elsewhere alone, learned to manage together. And togehter they became a class.« less