February 27, 2009 8:59 PM
Children's books on disabilities
Another book round-up, to complete the series Books on Down syndrome for parents and Children's books on Down syndrome. I have linked to Amazon so you can read more about these books and if you buy them there, a small percentage comes back to support this site. But mostly I want to make you aware of what's out there so you can check your library and even ask them to order anything that looks helpful:
Books are a great way to teach your children - and even to learn yourself - how to understand and feel more comfortable around people with disabilities.
These are a great selection. I like the simple, sweet book, My Friend Isabelle as a children's book on Down syndrome.
Posted by: Monica | February 28, 2009 1:42 AM
I am so glad that there are children's books that teach compassion, kindness, and understanding about people who are different.
But I am a little disappointed that there are no books about kids with ADHD. They need love and acceptance too, you know.
Anyway, keep making these books known to parents and teachers. This is needed. Kids aren't born knowing the right attitudes and behaviors towards those who are different. They need to be taught to understand and love different people.
Posted by: Ceecee | February 28, 2009 6:05 AM
Another great (out-of-print) book is Karen by Marie Killilea. I always run into a copy or two in used book stores. It is the story of a little girl with cerebral palsy and her family who started the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Awesome, awesome, awesome. It's more of a tween-teen-adult book, as a smaller child wouldn't find some of the information relevant. It's one of the best.
Posted by: Robin | February 28, 2009 1:22 PM
Thank you so much for putting this list together Barbara! We are in the process of adopting two children from Reece's Rainbow, one with down syndrome and the other with arthrogryposis... so I'm always looking for things like this! Very helpful!
Posted by: Karis | March 3, 2009 12:12 AM