New Hands, New Life

New Hands, New Life by Alex Mihailidis

Everyone uses machines in our daily life — cars, buses and bikes; computers and phones; washing machines and dryers. Another type of machine is an “assistive technology”. These enable a man missing a leg to walk, a woman missing an arm to hold objects, and a child in a wheelchair to play a sport.

New Hands, New Life offers young readers the opportunity to learn how our bodies work during physical activity and what happens when they don’t work properly. It shows how exciting advances in technology and science have allowed us to create assistive technologies — from artificial limbs and wheelchairs to exoskeletons and robots — that make it possible for someone with a disability to make new abilities. Assistive technologies are especially life-changing for a child who can overcome the challenges of a missing limb or reduced motor function to enjoy a life of learning and play that would be otherwise out of reach (From

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by Jade on Red Cedar Book Awards

I really liked this book because it made me think how lucky I am. It’s so sad how so many people have disabilities. I recommend this book.

by Grace B GT on Red Cedar Book Awards

Its about people who have lost an important part of there body and it gets replaced by a robot arm,leg and other stuff to.
it was a great book but i wished it talked about more stuff

by Sydney on Red Cedar Book Awards

It was a good book but there was only one part I liked

by Berlin on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book is very interesting. I enjoyed reading it. I learned lots and I would recommend it.

by bryna o on Red Cedar Book Awards

New hands new life is a good book. I enjoyed it a lot. It helped me to remember to not stare at people with news hands that is why i gave this book a five.

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