My Sister, Alicia May

Book cover for My Sister, Alicia May by Nancy Ling Tupper

Nancy Tupper Ling


Shennen Bersani

Book Summary

Based on the lives of two sisters, this story expresses the challenges and joys of growing up with a sibling who has special needs. In many ways, Rachel and Alicia are like any sisters, but Rachel knows her sister is very different and very special because she has Down syndrome. Though Rachel occasionally feels frustrations and resentment about having to help watch over her special sister, she most often feels love, acceptance, and pride for her. Exquisitely written with humor and compassion, this story focuses on the sisters’ relationship and their respective places in the family.

Down Syndrome, Love, Acceptance, Compassion, Family, Exceptionalities, Relationships

Age Range
Ages 0 to 3 (preschool), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Pleasant St. Press
Book Category
Down Syndrome