Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Shane Burcaw

Shane Burcaw is a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. He is currently a junior at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, studying English. Shane runs a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for muscular dystrophy research.

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Not So Different
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Not So Different

Written by Shane Burcaw; photographs by Matt Carr
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

A picture book answering the questions young children ask Shane Burcaw about his wheelchair and life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy.

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Laughing at My Nightmare
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Laughing at My Nightmare

Shane Burcaw
Square Fish
Square Fish

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes...

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