Disabled Child Adjusts To a Different Life in New Book

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Author Suzanne K. Biggs pens ‘Charlie Christmas,’ a story filled with wisdom

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A young boy learns to live with a disability and adjusts to being around other disabled people in “Charlie Christmas” (published by iUniverse), the uplifting new juvenile fiction by Suzanne K. Biggs.

“Charlie Christmas” tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who lost his parents and his voice in a tragic car accident. His new friends help him overcome his fears about his disability and his views of others with disabilities.

An excerpt from “Charlie Christmas”:

“‘Sir,’ Aunt Molly said calmly, putting her arm around Charlie’s shoulders, “when someone has lost the ability to speak, he does what he has to do to make up for it. Do you need help choosing a painting?’

You do what you have to. Charlie thought about that statement. That’s what he had been doing all summer. Trying to adjust to not speaking wasn’t all that easy. Getting Aunt Molly’s attention seemed easy if he just whistled for her, as he would whistle for Muffin. Feeling quite ashamed of himself, he went to the customer.”

“Readers will want to cheer on Charlie as he makes each new discovery about the world of disabilities,” Biggs writes. “The book is serious, funny and sometimes sad.”

About the Author
Suzanne K. Biggs is an assembly technician by trade. She has completed several courses at Institute of Children’s Literature and has previously published “Grandma Jo’s Diary: The Case of the Forgotten Room.” Biggs resides in northern Colorado with her husband.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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