A new book introduces a new heroine to middle school aged readers. Sam s Top Secret Journal features a girl named Sam who plays basketball and solves mysteries. She also lives with Down syndrome. The character is inspired by Dev Adelman, a student at Nathan Hale High School and a member of the cheerleading squad who also lives with Down syndrome. The author is her father, Doctor Sean Adelman. Doctor Adelman, Dev and several of Dev s fellow Nathan Hale cheerleaders tell us more!

For Adelman's Raise Expectations website , clickHERE.

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