Content warning: scenes depicting self-harm. A book written half in text, half in graphic, following in the style of Selznick’s debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. published 2019, avg rating 4.32 — published 2012, avg rating 4.24 — published 2018, avg rating 3.83 — 559 ratings — A shorter-text picture book version of Palacio’s novel, Wonder, featured below. Do most people actually believe real disabled people spend our days obsessing about being cured? published 2009, avg rating 4.23 — 344,920 ratings — When Ada’s brother is shipped away to escape the war, she leaves with him to the care of reluctant guardian Susan Smith. It allows you to read about a character’s experience and maybe apply it to your own. 4,620 ratings — Our school had our annual Terry Fox run last week. 1,982,032 ratings — 15 Children’s Books Featuring Characters with Disabilities. published 2017, avg rating 4.48 — Adult Read to Children For Pre-K to Grade 3, ranging from 10 to 30 pages, with illustrations; typically designed for parents to read to their children. Like most Polacco books, this one is a longer read than most picture books, with more words and more complex storyline. This is a great book for discussing integrated classrooms vs. segregation, and also to get readers to question their own assumptions about people with disabilities. published 2019, avg rating 4.37 — Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff. Musch and Martchenko are hilarious, as usual, and put Lauretta and her amazing wheelchair at the heroic forefront of this story. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  Her father leaves her and her mother to tend to the farm alone, and so they bring in Angus, a patient from the local ‘mental hospital’ to help work the field. via Ashia April 21, 2016 [Featured Image Description: Book cov er for ‘ King For A Day.’ T he rest of the images in this post are book covers from the preceding text]. 2,534 ratings — 65,115 ratings — 1,065,483 ratings — 3,749 ratings — The characters of Ada and Susan go through so much but it’s done so well that it is all-round just a consuming read. published 2019, avg rating 4.08 — 284,497 ratings — published 2018, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1), The War That Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life, #1), The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years, #1), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Paperback), Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Hardcover), Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah (Hardcover), A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1), Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1), In the Absence of Light (Morgan & Grant, #1), Phantom Waltz (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan, #2), The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1), The Electrical Menagerie (The Celestial Isles #1), Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Hardcover), The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle (ebook). A fast read, excellent choice for those who enjoy graphic novels and would like to read something with a little more text. Sweet teen romance with typically unrealistic male love interest, but WHO DOESN’T LOVE A TEEN ROMANCE LIKE THAT. Categories: Audiobook Library. 114,372 ratings — Content warning: alcoholism in the family. published 2018, avg rating 4.27 — 539 ratings — 5,120 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 4.58 — Auggie is starting school in Grade 5 for the first time ever. Timekeeper is a fun and incredibly cute book, and protagonist Danny’s PTSD is understated but depicted with respect and care. Written by Robert Munsch | Illustrated by Michael Martchenko. The book follows their search for missing loved ones, and the endless yearning for belonging. Author: A True Story by Helen Lester published 2012, avg rating 4.43 — Here is the truth: Disabled people barely ever even think about our disabilities. Action-packed and exciting! Some Indian publishers are doing an outstanding job of bringing out books which do exactly that. published 2015, avg rating 4.42 — Change ). This story is a great read to talk about prejudice and stereotypes around mental illness, single-parent homes, and life in the Canadian prairies. Improve the diversity of your classroom library and home library with these books with this book list! When Rose’s beloved dog. My favorite book on this list is Braced by Alyson Gerber. 7,780 ratings — Set during World War 2, this is the story of Ada, whose mother has never let her out of their one-room apartment because she is too embarrassed by Ada’s twisted foot. Influential Kids Books Featuring Capable Disabled Characters. Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco. 1,408 ratings — 11,683 ratings — 763,404 ratings — All while making it clear that folks affected by disabilities are just people like everyone else. Yet another bookmarked post of yours. 12-year-old Christopher, a boy with a clubfoot, can’t seem to find his place in the world until he meets his mysterious uncle, the infamous pirate William Quick. published 2012, avg rating 4.20 — 705,434 ratings — 5,287 ratings — These books include characters that happen have various disabilities. Some of my readers have found the fantasy aspect of the magical flea to be a bit too much. Children’s books featuring characters with disabilities by Rose Robbins Rose Robbins writes a piece for Female First upon the release of her new book Talking Is Not My Thing. published 2014, avg rating 4.05 — My Name Is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt. The Chinese title translated literally to mean ‘Subway’, and the story is indeed about taking a ride on the subway. They showcase character battles and the will to survive and thrive, as well as the need for help and empathy. published 2010, avg rating 3.98 — “Hi. A few flaws, like the whole savant-esque vibe Draper gives Melody. published 2003, avg rating 3.88 — Another novel written in verse, One is the story of Grace and Tippi, two sisters who are literally joined at the hip. 20 Books Featuring Characters with Disabilities, Read This Next: 15 Books with Diverse Characters. 47,258 ratings — Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. 3,738 ratings — Or it can let you escape the real world and delve into a fantasy for awhile. People who use wheelchairs are over-represented among disabled characters in picture books. Catch That Cat! If you, like me, once devoured the Baby-Sitters Club books like there was no tomorrow, you know Ann M. Martin’s style. Wonder is written in short chapters, and features the perspective of six different characters, each of whom is written with a believably distinct voice. Kid's books about disabilities. In many, the central character is a child with a disability. published 2010, avg rating 4.13 — Where I can, I have tried to find as many Own Voices books – that is, books that are written about a marginalized group by a member of that community. published 2019, avg rating 3.86 — It also features his relationship with his sister, Natalie, who has autism. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh. It’s a stunning book. A great read about a boy with a facial deformity, who wants people to see him for who he is underneath: an ordinary boy who is also a wonder. The woman knows how to write kids and animal companions! Inspired by the author’s own experiences, The Junkyard Wonders is the story of Tricia, who hates being relegated to ‘The Junkyard’, the special ed class at her new school. The books are stacked against her and so are the lies. 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