Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School

14-year-old Melissa Shang wrote a story to change the way society perceives people with disabilities also to show other kids that "a disability is just part of you but it’s not all you are." Melissa has a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, the book is a fiction loosely based on her own life. The book: Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School, features a girl in a wheelchair which isn't the main focus. "My daily reality is mostly the same as that of my classmates, I groan over the same math and science homework, giggle with the same friends, and, like every other adolescent, I probably spend too much time on my phone. As a girl with a disability, I know that my story is not a sad one.”

Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School