Lexile: Autobiography of a Face - Lucy Grealy. At age Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates who harassed and humiliated her.
This book, written after his son's two life-saving heart surgeries before his second birthday, is all about the heart. This book includes the full-length version of "Joyas Voladoras," which appeared in an edited arrangement in The Best American Essays