7 Children's Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities | FatherlyThis list has been sorted by the books' readability levels. To find what you want, click on a readability grouping below. For Pre-K to Grade 3, ranging from 10 to 30 pages, with illustrations; typically designed for parents to read to their children. For children who are beginning to read on their own, such as those in Grades ; ranging from 30 to 80 pages; illustrations are included to break up the text. Children's fiction or chapter books; for children in Grades ; ranging from 60 to pages, the books are generally divided into chapters, contain fewer illustrations, and have more complicated plots or concepts than either AC or JE books. For young adults in Grades ; more complicated plots and topics of general interest to the young adult population. When Sara tries to talk to Andy, Rosie, Andy's older sister, watches and worries about how her brother may react.
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In our previous post , we learned the life-or-death consequences of inaccurate representation of disabled people in teh media. But first — the most important books you need for your bookshelf — stories that normalize disabled characters and includes us in everyday narratives. For more on normalizing targeted identities, check out the Uhura Test , featuring guidelines on normalizing girls of color in kidlit. Also the main character uses a wheelchair. Clean It!
Click on the title of the post to read more about the books included, or click on the title of the book to go buy it right away. Looking for a parenting book? See our roundup of parenting book roundups. When our kids with special needs learn new skills that make them more independent, it helps the entire family. Sharing books about these topics is one place to start making life easier for our children with special needs—and those who love and care for them. These children must be listened to and supported, and discussing the following books would be very helpful.
What qualifies as a disability? What about autism or ADD? For the purposes of this post I have included books which describe children whose differences may make it challenging for them to do things most people take for granted. That may be the ability to see, walk, learn, understand social cues, or pay attention. Do you have someone in your family or circle of friends with a disability? One of these books may strike a chord with you — or perhaps a nerve. Please use the Comments section to help us understand your perspective.