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Alyson Gerber

Biography

Alyson Gerber

Alyson Gerber wore a back brace for scoliosis from the age of eleven to thirteen, an experience that led directly to BRACED. She received her MFA in Writing for Children from the New School, and before that she taught elementary and middle school students in a supplementary education program. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.

Alyson Gerber

Books by Alyson Gerber

by Alyson Gerber - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues

Clea can't control her thoughts. She knows she has to do her homework. She knows she can't just say whatever thought comes into her head. She know she needs to focus. It's starting to be a problem. When Clea fails one too many tests, her parents take her to be tested, and she finds out that she has ADHD, which means her attention is all over the place instead of where it needs to be. Clea knows life can't continue the way it's been going. She's just not sure how you can fix a problem that's all in your head. But that's what she's going to have to do, to find a way to focus. 

by Alyson Gerber - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Health/Fitness

Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet. Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips.