(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

My Left Foot, published in 1954, tells of the childhood and adolescence of Christy Brown, the author. Though Brown is born with severe cerebral palsy, unable to communicate or control his movements, his mother believes that his mind is unaffected. Her confidence in Brown's growing abilities never falters as her son grows up and becomes increasingly aware of his physical disabilities.

(The entire section is 60 words.)