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Disability: Read Up On It

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Celebrate and learn about diverse abilities through great stories! Check out our Disability: Read Up On It booklist, which includes books for all ages. Here are five recommendations to get you started:

 

Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin and Sara Woolley
Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin and Sara Woolley
Sometimes the world can be a noisy and overstimulating place. In this picture book, Charlotte looks for a place where she can be alone with her thoughts.

 

Bookmarks Are People Too! by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver and Scott Garrett
Bookmarks Are People Too! by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver and Scott Garrett
The first book in the Here's Hank series. Hank learns a little differently than most other kids. When he tries out for the class play, he freezes and can only make a buzzing sound. His teacher finds a role for him... as a bookmark!

 

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw and Matt Carr
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw and Matt Carr
Shane was born with a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy. But this doesn't stop him from doing the things he enjoys, sometimes with a little help. Shane shares his experiences growing up in this funny and informative book.

 

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes and Scott Magoon
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes and Scott Magoon
A puppy named Rescue trains to become a service dog. He meets Jessica, who is learning to walk with a prosthetic leg, and they form a bond that changes both their lives. A heartwarming story inspired by true events!

 

Song For a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Song For a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Iris is a tech genius who was born Deaf. When she learns about Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales, she knows exactly how this feels. She and her grandmother go on an exciting journey to Alaska to help Blue-55. A little determination can make some very big waves!