Monday, January 10, 2011

Second Chance

I recently finished reading a wonderful book, Second Chance, about a boy and a dog who were both adopted.  Sandra J. Gerencher is the author, and the book has just been published.  The book is delightful, and it would be a wonderful book for a family to read together.  I won't give it all away, but the boy is autistic, and both boy and dog are adopted.  I enjoyed it immensely.

One of the best things about this book is anyone of any age will take pleasure in the story.  Because of the subject, it is a valuable resource for adoptive parents and for parents of autistic parents. The story and the writing are upbeat while still including some of the inevitable challenges. Sandra has a winner as far as I am concerned! 

 She is a special education teacher in the Bangor Area public school
system. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked at Lehigh University in a school-based program, as a Program Specialist for adults with disabilities. Over the past 20 years she has worked with children and adults with special needs in such areas as counseling, Behavior Specialist Consultation, behavioral research, crisis intervention and abuse therapy. Sandra graduated from Lehigh University with a M.Ed. in Special Education (2004) and from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia with an M.S. in Counseling Psychology (1999).

The book is a PBS Kids Recommended title: 

Go here for an excerpt:

 You can buy the book at

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Aww, thanks Jackie for such a heartfelt review. We really appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

We appreciate your support of SECOND CHANCE and for hosting a stop on the blog tour.

Best wishes,
Tribute Books