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Denise Thornton

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Denise is from Central Illinois.

Biography: Denise Thornton writes and edits the quarterly newsletter for the Northern Suburban Special Education District, a cooperative of 30 school districts on Chicago's North Shore that pool resources to meet the needs of their students who have physical challenges. She has been a staff writer for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison and the South Bend Tribune in Indiana. She also recently served as a freelance reporter with regular beats and a weekly column for the Lake County Bureau of the ''Chicago Tribune''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Denise Thornton on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Living with cancer :
ISBN: 9780810872776 OCLC: 671491784

Scarecrow Press, Lanham : 2011.

Offers advice and anecdotes from teenage survivors about dealing with cancer, including the diagnosis, the impact of the disease on family and friends, physical changes, school challenges, and being a survivor.

Physical disabilities :
ISBN: 0810853000 OCLC: 71244033

Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Md. : 2007.

Explores the methods, mechanisms, and resources other teens use to cope with their disability.

Physical Disabilities :
ISBN: 9781461670483 OCLC: 850195406

Scarecrow Press, Lanham : 2007.

The issues rising from family, school, and relationships are the same for most teens, but teens who have visual, hearing, or physical impairments have additional obstacles to cope with and overcome as they enter young adulthood. This book addresses the special issues that teens who have physical disabilities must tackle, such as school, relationships, sports and recreation, assistive technology, driving, preparing for life after high school, and more. Teens, parents, teachers, and medical professionals will find this to be a valuable resource.