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That's Like Me!
Stories About Amazing People With Learning Differences

"This wonder-filled book is a source of invaluable information and inspiration for all those 'kids in the back of the room.' Read it…re-read it…and read it again."

Richard D. Lavoie, Author, The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child; Creator, How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop

"That’s Like Me! is fantastic—it gives a perspective on learning differences that isn’t out there. I love that it approaches the issue from the angle of success!"

Dana Buchman, Fashion Designer & Author, A Special Education: One Family’s Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities


Jill Lauren has a B.S. and M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. She has been teaching LD students of all ages for over thirty years. Known as an expert in the area of reading and writing, Jill has trained teachers around the country to utilize a variety of structured, multi-sensory approaches to the instruction of reading and written language.

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That’s Like Me!
Stories About Amazing People With Learning Differences

What do the trapeze artist, race car driver, and Arctic explorer in That’s Like Me! have in common? They are just three of the fifteen kids and adults profiled in Jill Lauren’s new book about successful people who learn differently. Each person shares his or her inspiring story of facing the challenge of school, while pursuing important goals. Through their voices they encourage others to work hard and find hobbies that build self-esteem. The foreword is written by award-winning children’s illustrator, Jerry Pinkney (who is also dyslexic).

Succeding With LD*
True Stories About Real People Succeding With *Learning Differences

Succeeding with LD contains true and inspiring stories as told by children and adults with learning differences. A few individuals are famous, but most are not. All invite you into their lives, talk about people who helped them, remember times when they felt frustrated, sad or angry, and offer wise advice. Each person profiled also describes the resources they used to focus on their strengths and to never give up. First published in 1997, this new edition includes a “10-years later” update about each individual.