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Books that Feature Children with Disabilities
The selected titles listed within the disabilities tab include factual books and fictional stories that feature children with disabilities.
Rogers, K., Writt, H. (2010). "Rose-Colored Glasses Aren't Needed: Learning about Illnesses and Disabilities through Children's Literature." Kentucky Libraries 74(1), 14-19.
Smith-D’Arezzo, W. M. (2003). ”Diversity in Children’s Literature: Not Just a Black and White Issue.”Children’s Literature in Education 34(1), 75-94.
Be Good to Eddie Lee by
Call Number: JF F
Publication Date: 1993
The main character in this book has Down's syndrome.
The Black Book of Colors by
Call Number: JF C
Publication Date: 2008
Written in English and Braille, this book is designed for children with a visual impairment.
Brothers and Sisters by
Call Number: JF D
Publication Date: 2005
Children with a variety of disabilities such as blindness, deafness, missing limbs, and Down's syndrome, are featured here with their siblings.
The Junkyard Wonders by
Call Number: JF P
Publication Date: 2010
In this title, which is based on a true story, children with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and special needs are inspired by a teacher who encourages them to reach for the stars.
Susan Laughs by
Call Number: JF W
Publication Date: 2000
Even though she is in a wheelchair, Susan can do many things that other children can do.