Rodger, Marguerite. Sometimes, she admits, he makes her angry. But Willie knew that he would find his genius, and fled to live on his own, where he discovers his beautiful voice and accompanies the town librarian practicing her flute. Suddenly, Alice finds out her cancer is in remission and she has a future after all. New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books. (Nicola Simmonds, illus.). The bird learns to talk and sit on Brian’s finger. Fact-filled notes are included from the author at the end of the book. This story is a real-world look at using sign language to communicate and express the joys of a splash day at the beach. A good initial introduction to a difference known as hyperactivity. Booktopia - Buy Disability & Special Needs for Children & Teenagers books online from Australia's leading online bookstore. When her parents’ finances and emotions are drained, they decide to send the often-violent Steven to a group home. (2014). The Best Children’s Books about Disability I’m always on the look-out for great children’s books, and especially those with a story that celebrate uniqueness and difference. Named a Learning Book of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Rolling Along is a keeper. Life has dealt Cammie some very tough hands. Most of these books dwell on themes such as self-awareness, transformation and the value of human relationships. He begins a new life with a new name, Baraka that means “blessing.” This poignant story is beautifully and briefly told in an atmosphere of poverty yet filled with love and the sacrifice and desire for a better life. Levy, Debbie. Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes. A message book. Chicago: Albert Whitman. © 1996-2020 International Literacy Association, The username and/or password you entered was not recognized. Ellis, Marvie. by Amy Bates. Minneapolis, MN: Bellweather Media. Something went wrong. While the owner believes Ben is shy since he never talks, Ben talks to the dog and to his dad, who encourages him to speak for himself. Siggy’s response is to sponsor a parade and invite all his friends who have disabilities, too. Shenkman, Dr. John. A sister’s story of embracing the way her brother sees the world is instructive to how we might all encounter others. It is a wonderful spin on learning about daily life as ordinary for a person with such a difference. It is a testament to the power of friendship, compassion, and positive peer pressure…” (introduction); this book is a teaching tool about positive actions. We  should hang out sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story. Through pictures and texts, we see people of different ages, races, genders, and abilities. (2014). The series addresses tolerance, diversity, and self-esteem. I believe it might help children think about how their actions affect others, as well as shedding light on some of the ways autism affects the behavior of one child with autism. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 1-16 of over 2,000 results for "Learning Disabilities" Skip to … Soon the other geese begin to follow Zita’s … Shally, Celeste. We’re raised to view disability as a flaw, people with disabilities as incomplete, as less human. British author Brian Conaghan makes his U.S. debut with the character of 16-year-old Dylan Mint who has Tourette’s syndrome. Teachers might like to use this short book trailer to introduce the book or watch this excellent TED talk from the author that provides the background for this book, especially describing his social work background. Your comment must be approved first, You've already submitted a review for this item, Thank you! When Dylan overhears a conversation at his doctor’s office, he learns that he has only eight months to live. As her yellow-belt exam approaches and an injury makes it difficult to keep going, Eliza and her family support her as she strives to achieve her goal and move on to cake decorating class. 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The “Living With” series particularly looks at contemporary issues regarding health and disability and society’s changing attitudes toward them. Visit the author’s website for more background information. Two awards that are noteworthy that deal with books on the topic of children with special needs are: Schneider Family Book Award: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award How these conditions affect family and friends is explained. I am pleased to say much of society has come a long way in the twenty years since this book was written. Chapter titles include: On the spectrum; What is ASD? Roth, Judith. We decided to find 10 books of fiction that center on a character living with a disease or disability. Last year’s winners: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Teen Book); Handbooks for Dradon Slayers by Merrie Haskell (Middle School); and A Splash of Red; The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant (Children’s Book). We Can Do It. It is told from the perspective of Christina, whose journals are shared, as a young girl at camp. Set near Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, this story deals with Cammie Deveau who is visually impaired. The guidance counselor suggests she keep a book of quotes each day to give her some inspiration that might guide her thinking. A Notable Book for a Global Society winner. (Stacey Dressen-McQueen, pictures.) New York, NY: Little Brown. This book is based on the true story of Dozer, the Highland, Maryland Goldendoodle who unknowingly ran in a race to support cancer research in May of 2011. During one of Lei’s seizures she appears to have a vision of the Green Orchid. Some young learners have very special needs. The Hank Zipzer series is a great one for children with learning disabilities, but Holy Enchilada stands out as one of the best. (Stacey Schuett, Illus.). Eliza Bing LOVES cake decorating! It begins on the playground, asking the reader to guess which child has a hard time joining in on the playground, and points to the fact that the reader likely picks the girl in the wheelchair. The reader sees an attitude shift in her from her initially hurtful, but all-too-common, negative attitude of growing children who begin to notice differences in each other. Ben gets that chance, when the junkyard owner wants to give the dog to the pound, and he talks to the owner. Susan laughs, and does all number of things in this simple story of an ordinary life. As the title implies, the word “special” might push ordinary people to the margins as it makes them sound “too different” from everyone else. (Jenny Loehr, illus.). (Layne Johnson, illus.). Great strides were made in the 20th Century, particularly under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A few weeks later, she meets Aidan who has recently returned from Afghanistan where his arm was blown off. Elder, Jennifer. Jonah is in a wheelchair and seems to have a finger on everything that happens in Midnight Gulch. Ratzlaff, Aaron J. Quills. Illus. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find this book a valuable and important resource. Sadly, following a terrible accident on the very day she won first place in her cherished dance contest, her leg is amputated below the knee. Though we love dogs for their companionship or sometimes their “cuddliness,” dogs are also trained as service dogs to assist people who need an extra helping hand…or paw. Zita creates a beat of her own. Following the test and a learning disability diagnosis, Jimmy attends a class for other students “who are smart and have the same problems.” A dated resource, this book still focuses on the individual journey which makes it worth a read. 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