«The case study action-research methodological approach is successfully presented by the author, achieving the goal of disclosing the social oppression upon people with Down syndrome, materialized in the researcher’s brother, Rafael. The process and understanding emerging from the research opens way to confront Rafael’s social constructed stigma  and obstacles to become himself. The careful embroidering of the ‘case’ helps the reader sense the suffering, pain, joy, care, love, or hope as Rafael’s musician identity unfolds while the researcher and Rafael’s lives touch each other. These make of Educacion y esperanza en las fronteras de la discapacidad a necessary book in the equity and education qualitative research library.» (International Association of Qualitative Inquiry Newsletter, Volume 12, Issue 1, March 2016)