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Children's book about stuttering illustrates the importance of communicative relationships

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Jordan Scott is an award winning, world-renowned Canadian poet who has stuttered his whole life. His first book of poetry published in 2006, Silt, won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. His second body of work, Blert in 2008, directly addresses the experience of stuttering and language. He is also the author of Night & Ox, among other works.

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Stuttering, history and popular culture

shell stutterThis is a review of Stutter, by Marc Shell, published 2005 by Harvard University Press. Part one of three parts

The familiar saying “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover” has never been more true than when applied to Marc Shell’s Stutter. A photo of the author as a small child wearing a cowboy outfit graces the book jacket, his innocent face both quizzical and apprehensive.

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A Boy and a Jaguar: the life of Alan Rabinowitz

A boy and a jaguarDr. Alan Rabinowitz passed away last month at age 65 after a prolonged struggle with leukemia. A distinguished zoologist and preservationist, he co-founded an organization, Panthera, to help preserve endangered big cats in their natural habitats.

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