Nancy Schwartz on Raising a Son with Trisomy 21 / Down Syndrome

Nancy Schwartz:”Up, Not Down Syndrome: Uplifting Lessons Learned from Raising a Son with Trisomy 21″

Presented February 11, 2021
for Phoenixville Public Library

Up, Not Down Syndrome is a love letter and a map. Experience how it feels to think your life is over after having an unlovable baby. At first the loss seems impossible to overcome. Alex becomes Nancy’s greatest teacher. Love is stronger than fear. Everyone has gifts. The book consists of three parts: the story, the lessons Alex taught Nancy, and Alex’s perspective. Up, Not Down Syndrome is a promise to stay positive, no matter what: up, not down. Nancy’s journey gets to the core of what it is to be human.

Nancy M. Schwartz has taught in Pennsylvania for 26 years. She holds certificates as an ESL program specialist, reading specialist, and elementary and early education teacher. Nancy’s undergraduate degree came from Temple University, and she attended graduate school at Saint Joseph’s University. Nancy spent several summers studying at the Teachers College Columbia University, Reading and Writing Project. She enjoys ballet, reading, writing, art, fashion, animals, music, and, most of all, motherhood. This is her first book. More info at https://upnotdownbook.com​.

DitzAbled Princess: A Comical Diary Inspired by Real Life

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Jewel at 33 is a Princess in her own right.

She's a fun-loving, demanding Diva who loves to
shop as much she loves to write. Jewel is the apple of
everyone's eye--be it her doting family, her doctor
for her never-ending bowel issues, her pushy book
editor and especially her frugal husband's soft spot.
So, what's Jewel's weakness? Her pet dogs: Snowie
and Dolly. Particularly, naughty Snowie who is known
to pee wherever he fancies--including Dolly's face!



For Jewel, her physical disability doesn't dampen her
spirits. Rather, it enhances them. She gets to use an
unusual fashion accessory (Imagine: A hot pink elbow
crutch.) She gets out of doing housework. She gets
carried up-and-down stairs like a Princess a la command.
Jewel may be horribly messy, terrible with numbers
and a workaholic, but nobody can imagine life without
her. Not that she would let them, anyway! She has
a big mouth, remember?



About the Author

Once a teen runaway, Jewel Kats is now a
self-made Diva. Her closet is stuffed with
fashion and beauty accessories. She's overcome sexual abuse,
disabilities, you name it... Jewel interned in the TV studio of Entertainment
Tonight Canada. She appeared in a documentary series by the
Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) in 2012.



Learn more at www.DitzabledPrincess.com



From Marvelous Spirit Press www.MarvelousSpirit.com
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