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Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat
Price: $20.00
Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat

Written by Sarah Yates - 2015

ISBN 978-0991969715

The world opens up for our feisty heroine Lucky Lou at university, when her best friend questions her sexual identity. Lou herself explores her own sexual appetite more intimately. Meanwhile, Sam learns that fathers have a lot more to learn about sexuality and fatherhood, even if they are adults! A poignant and sometimes funny book.

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Lucky Lou Gets Game
Price: $20.00
Lucky Lou Gets Game

Written by Sarah Yates - 2011
Illustrated by Gwendolyn Penner and Gemma Yates-Howorth

ISBN 978-0969647768

Lucky Lou Gets Game features a completely different heroine. Lou is a teenager with cerebral palsy who learns to take on a neighborhood with no idea how to cope with a generation that so readily mixes up the abled and disabled. Lou is funny and she has attitude. Her cousin Sam has never understood why she can’t play baseball, as he does. He doesn’t take her disability as an excuse. When Sam and his friends coach Lou and her motley crew, the baseball game has unexpected results. Lou gets the boy who was never in her dreams and learns to speak up for herself.

"People with cerebral palsy become characters in my books because they are part of everyday life. Their activeness in their own lives is reflected in my fiction. They work to create their own destiny as any of us do," author Sarah Yates told Toronto writer, Gloria Hildebrandt in a recent article for Good News Toronto.

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Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat - Bundle
Price: $40.00
Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat - Bundle

Immerse yourself in Lou's world. Get the latest book along with a limited-edition black and hot pink Lucky Lou T-shirt or Tank Top.

After you place your order, someone will be in contact with you to verify your choice of T-shirt or Tank Top and to get your sizing.

T-shirts are in slightly bigger sizes to accommodate young people and adults with CP, who experience stiffness in their arms and shoulders. These ones slip on and fit like a charm!

Sizes available:

• Tshirts: Large only
• Tank Tops: M, L, XL, 2XL

Lucky Lou Grooves - Tshirt or Tank Top
Price: $17.00
Lucky Lou Grooves - Tshirt or Tank Top

Immerse yourself in Lou's world. Limited-edition black and hot pink Lucky Lou T-shirt or Tank Top.

After you place your order, someone will be in contact with you to verify your choice of T-shirt or Tank Top and to get your sizing.

T-shirts are in slightly bigger sizes to accommodate young people and adults with CP, who experience stiffness in their arms and shoulders. These ones slip on and fit like a charm!

Sizes available:

• Tshirts: Large only
• Tank Tops: M, L, XL, 2XL

Playing a Deadly Patent Game
Price: $20.00
Playing a Deadly Patent Game

Written by Sarah Yates - 2014

ISBN 978-1612963600

Virginia Hopper writes pornography for the tabloids in Montreal, Canada until she is sent to deliver a package to her boss’s brother, Gilles Roberts, a patent lawyer in Manhattan. Shortly after her arrival, Virginia is saddened by the violent murder of Gilles’ assistant, Felix. Drawn into the case when her boss assigns her to help out in the lawyer’s office, Virginia is in over her head, moving from naked bodies to patellars, trocanters and other body parts. A patent for a genetic radhesive, used in a hip operation with a potential to make a fortune, a feud between two researching doctors and a woman, who is not who she appears to be, make this New York mystery intriguing.

It was officially released on May 29, 2013 and is available for sale here on the website.

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Accessible Architecture: A Visit From Pops
Price: $20.00
Accessible Architecture: A Visit From Pops

Written by Ron Wickman - 2014
Illustrated by Jared Schmidts

ISBN 978-0991969708

Foreword:

I was only three months old when my father was injured in an industrial accident that rendered him a paraplegic. Growing up after the accident, I experienced the built environment from the unique perspective of traveling around with someone who uses a wheelchair. My father and I rarely entered a building in the same way as the majority of others; the service entrance was the norm for us. We were also less likely to visit friends in their homes. Helping my father up to the front door from a set of exterior stairs was dangerous and served as a reminder that he had less independence than others. Even when we did visit some else's home, our stay was usually shorter because my father was unable to use the washroom. These experiences directed my choice of work in the field of architecture. Working as an architect, I realize how easy it is to design a building or space to be more usable by more people, including persons with disabilities.

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Set of 3 Children's Books
Price: $20.00
Set of 3 Children's Books

Written by Sarah Yates - 1992, 1994, 1997
Illustrated by Darlene Toews

ISBN 978-0969647706

Can't You Be Still? by Sarah Yates (1992) Ann goes to school for the first time. In her play with other children, she teaches them about cerebral palsy and about having a body that doesn’t always do what she wants it to do. Though she has a wild right arm, a walker and magic boots she shows her classmates her real strengths.

Nobody Knows! by Sarah Yates (1994) Ann has difficulty talking and gets frustrated when nobody knows what she wants. Ann sets out on an adventure to find someone who understands her. She encounters a turtle and other animals who, like her, communicate beyond language.

Here's What I Mean to Say… by Sarah Yates (1997) Ann is struggling to learn how to read. Using her foot to work her new computer, she slowly learns to run it and to read for herself. Or is it the angel in her computer that does it all? This book is about the magic of literacy.

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Looking Backward
Price: $4.99
Looking Backward

Written by Sarah Yates - 2013

ISBN 978-0969647799

This book is in PDF format; be sure to download your copy using the "Downloads" link after your payment has been processed.

Everybody has a story to tell and as we get older, many of us harbor the wish to tell that story, to record our family’s past and to leave it behind for future generations.

Looking Backward: A Guide to Memoir and Family History Writing guides the reader from that original family photograph to publication and the launch party. A 10-question checklist at the back of her book provides a last-minute guide against forgetting a critical step.

Her book is readable, practical and lively recounting examples from her work with a homesteader in Manitoba, from a patent lawyer born in Depression Kansas and practicing in Manhattan, even as he contracted ALS, to a city planner born in Brooklyn, NY who taught all over North America and in Thailand. As her story recounts, everyone’s story is different.

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Not in Kansas Anymore
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Not in Kansas Anymore

Written by Robert Paulson - 2009

ISBN 978-0969647744

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) delivers knock-out punches and author/lawyer Robert Paulson has endured them all. The book written with candour and surprising humour has been written on an eye-controlled computer.

Sam Roberts of the New York Times says:

“... an inspirational must-read record of one man’s indomitability with the support of his wife, his family and his friends ...”

Published January 30, 2009.

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