* The Madonna in the Suitcase by Huberta Hellendoorn is a mother's love story to her daughter with Down syndrome, Miriam, who became an excellent artist. It tells the story of migrants finding their place in New Zealand, having a child with Down syndrome in the 60s, encouraging independence and dealing with and deciphering health issues. The photos and Miriam's beautiful paintings really add to the story. This book may be of interest to those interested in artists with Down syndrome as well as those wanting to read about a family who dealt with many issues.
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