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Baca, Jimmy Santiago.Adolescents on the edge : stories and lessons to transform learning / JimmySantiago Baca, ReLeah Cossett Lent.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references.ISBN-10: 0-325-02691-2ISBN-13: 978-0-325-02691-61. Special education—United States. 2. Children with disabilities—Education—United States. 3. Children with social disabilities—Education—United States. 4. Learning disabled children—Education—United States.I. Lent, ReLeah Cossett.II. Title.LC4015.B25 2010371.9'0473—dc222010000957