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Recent release ‘Jo’s Charm’ from Newman Springs Publishing authors William Brady and Laurie Brady is a captivating narrative that tells the story of a student facing their fears and anxiety of moving into a new school.

Press Release updated: Sep 10, 2020 06:00 EDT

​William Brady and Laurie Brady, parents of three and are teachers, have completed their new book “Jo’s Charm”: a gripping and potent read about the value of acceptance and inclusion through a children’s tale that follows Jo on her nerve-wracking first day in a new school.

William writes, “The purpose of this book is for people to realize that ‘we can’t judge a book by its cover’! A student, Josephine, has a disability that causes her to use forearm crutches. Like many of us, performing certain daily tasks may make us feel inferior, maybe excluded, and possibly cause anxiety. However, the classroom teacher, physical educator, and classmates in this book implement and participate in many adaptations that allow Jo to be safely and successfully included throughout her first day at a new school. And by the end of the book, many of the other students have benefited from these same adaptations and the students learn that noticing everyone’s similarities are more important, meaningful, and appreciated than seeing their differences.

As a registered behavior technician, I have had the opportunity to transition special needs students into mainstream classroom environments. Dr. Brady’s book, Jo’s Charm, provides guidance for teachers, staff members, and classroom peers on how to help students with special needs feel welcome, supported, and comfortable in their new educational surroundings. The story does a wonderful job highlighting how all students, regardless of their abilities, have more attributes in common than they have differences.”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, William Brady and Laurie Brady’s valuable tale teaches the young readers the lesson of empathy and compassion. It is also a reminder that despite each of our differences, we deserve to feel that we belong and we are of value.

This profound literature is for every child and their parents, teachers, or caretakers.

Readers who wish to experience this lovely work can purchase “Jo’s Charm” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing: 

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both eBook and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review; If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

Source: Newman Springs Publishing