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International Day of People with Disabilities

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: Diversity and Inclusion
December 3rd is the International Day of People with Disabilities. It symbolizes the actions we should take every day, in order to create diverse and accepting communities. Enjoy this selection of books for grades K–12 to help cherish the role we all play, regardless of our abilities, and take on a commitment to create a more inclusive world.

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A Plan for Pops

by Heather Smith, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: multigenerational, imagination & play, depression & mental illness, lgbt

"A positive and realistic representation of both a wheelchair user and an elderly, interracial gay male couple." —Kirkus Reviews

"A beautiful and uplifting book." —School Library Journal

Lou spends every Saturday with Grandad and Pops. They walk to the library hand in “hand, like a chain of paper dolls. Grandad reads books about science and des …

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Finding Grace

by Daphne Greer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 10
tagged: disabilities & special needs, orphans & foster homes, friendship

Abandoned on the steps of a Belgian convent as a baby, thirteen-year-old Grace has grown up among the nuns. But her days as a caretaker and companion for her older sister, Dotty, have come to a sad end with Dotty’s death, and now Grace is living among the girls who attend the convent’s boarding school—the very same girls who taunted and bulli …

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Running Behind

by Sylvia Taekema
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: track & field, self-esteem & self-reliance, special needs

Even though he was once his biggest rival, Jake Jarvis is thrilled when Spencer Solomon agrees to join the Diamonds cross-country team to compete in the Barry's Bay provincial championships. Everyone is pumped, everyone is focused, and Jake has to admit, he really likes their chances. At the last moment, Spencer informs the team that he can't go. J …

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The Discovery of Flight

by Susan Glickman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, death & dying, disabilities & special needs

Finalist for the 2019 International Book Awards ofr Young Adult Fiction

The Discovery of Flight is a novel in two voices about the relationship between two sisters, the older of whom is disabled by cerebral palsy and only able to communicate with assistive technology (she can control her computer by moving her eyes). It interweaves the fantasy novel …

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Caterpillars Can't Swim

by Liane Shaw
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: disabilities & special needs, lgbt, bullying

Ryan finds his freedom in the water, where he is not bound by gravity and his wheelchair. When he rescues his schoolmate, Jack, from the water their lives become connected, whether they like it or not. Ryan keeps Jack's secret about that day in the water, but he knows that Jack needs help. The school is full of rumors about Jack's sexuality, and he …

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On the Spectrum

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: eating disorders & body image, siblings, non-classifiable

Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the summer to Paris to stay with her estranged dad and her six-year-old brother, Alastair, who is on the autism spectrum. Charged with hi …

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

by Shari Green
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: stepfamilies, stories in verse, special needs

Winner of the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grade Books category

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to …

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Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

by Liane Shaw
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: disabilities & special needs, loners & outcasts, friendship

Sixteen-year-old Frederick has a lot of rules for himself. Like if someone calls him Freddy he doesn’t have to respond; he only wears shirts with buttons and he hates getting dirty. His odd behavior makes him an easy target for the “Despisers” at school, but he’s gotten used to eating lunch alone in the Reject Room.

Angel, in tenth grade but …