I Can Still Work at the White House With One Arm

By Katie Laurel Wells

Illustrated by Frank Carroll

This book is a follow-up to I Can Still Do Everything With One Arm, which portrayed Wells’ childhood adaptations to congenital limb difference and her eventual triumph as world-class paraswimmer. I Can Still Work at the White House recounts a later period in Wells’ life, when she worked as an intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. During her sojourn in Washington DC, Wells moonlighted as a peer visitor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, helping soldiers who lost limbs in the Middle East adjust to their lives as amputees.

“This book is dedicated to all those with disabilities who are dreaming of an elite and prestigious career,” the preface states. “There are no limits—go for it!”

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