Window Boy
Window Boy
Window Boy
Andrea White
Set in 1968, this touching novel tells the story of Sam Davis, a young man with cerebral palsy who peers though his bedroom window every day at the school he longs to attend. With great determination and the help of both his caretaker and his imaginary friend, Winston Churchill, Sam not only succeeds in gaining admittance to the school and the acceptance of his peers, but also fulfills his dream of becoming the school's basketball coach. The narrative, full of poignant insights into attitudes toward people with disabilities, provides a glimpse into the life of Winston Churchill, who is a key inspiration for young Sam.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Sam Davis only had one dream his whole life: to go to school like a normal boy. The only "friend" he has is Winston Churchill. He was told about Winston countless times by his attendant Miss Perkins, and Sam began hearing Winnie's voice in his head. Sam knew all about Stirling Junior High because every day, he watched from across the street. He has a window in his apartment that has a perfect view of the Stirling Junior High Tomcat's basketball court. He knew just what the team was missing.

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