I read this book over twenty years ago when I was in school, now I am working as a long-term substitute until I get my teaching intern certificate, I started reading this book to the class of 5th graders I have. I am looking for a reading guide to help the students gain a deeper understanding of the story.
This is a good place to start
If you find others, or create your own, let us know!
did she know about familial dysautonomia when she wrote of dying mitocondria? the suffering is so similar to her story about Charles Wallace. I read it as an 11 year old, befeore I knew i was afflicted with dysautonomia, and totally identified with how Charles felt and was disabled.
Her best friend, a physician, had shared an article from a medical journal about mitochondrial disease/disfunction, and the story grew from there. I don't know if at the time dysautonomia was named. I hope A Wind in the Door helped you, and that you're doing well.
Madeleine (who died in 2007) didn't write a lot about her inspiration for Camilla, but much of Camilla's world-view and life experience mirrors her own.
Madeleine died in 2007, so she was not involved in the making of the new movie.
You can find them in libraries, on-line, and wherever books are sold. If you don't see them on the shelf, ask! Tesser well!