Here are a new book and a new film, both with links to people with Down syndrome and their families, both planned and serendipitous:
Emotions illustrated vividly in children's book, by Beverly Beckham reviews in The Boston Globe, My Sister, Alicia May, by Nancy Tupper Ling, illustrated by Shennen Bersani, to be published by Pleasant Street Press next month.
Edit 21/04/2009: Click here to read Shennen Bersani's blog about the day Alicia May met Shennan's sister, Holly.
Penélope Cruz is sure to be watched closely by Daniel Day-Lewis, by Richard Eden in the UK newspaper, The Telegraph, briefly previews the Pedro Almodóvar film, Broken Embraces - said by most reviewers to have a labyrinthine plot, with some reference to the late Arthur Miller's relationship with his son, Daniel, who has Down syndrome. It doesn't appear to be a major plot-line from the online reviews. The movie is due for release in Australia in December.