Meeting Mimi: A Story About Different Abilities Children's Book―PreK-Grade 2 Interactive Book About Diversity With Illustrations, Vocabulary, Reading ... (24 pgs) (Playing and Learning Together) by Francie Dolan
Publisher: Ready Readers
There is lots to learn about the new girl at school. She does not like beans. She does like to tell jokes. And, she has a physical disability. In this book, beginning readers in prekindergarten to grade 1 can join Mimi's classmates as they ask questions about different abilities and make a new friend. This illustrated picture book series features social/emotional issues as plot drivers. Youngsters are introduced to a variety of experiences, while caregivers are given a jumping off point for discussing and guiding their child's social/emotional development
"I Am Me" is a fun and rhythmic story encouraging children to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate everyone's differences. This book is filled with powerful affirmations and beautiful illustrations, with hopes of helping as many children as possible see themselves reflected in the pages.
Who Do You See When You Look at Me? (Hardcover) – Inspirational Books for Kids, Teaches Lessons of Disability Awareness, Kindness and Acceptance, Perfect Gift for Birthdays, Holiday & More by Angela Ray Rodgers
Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC
Who do you see when you look at me? Most notice my wheelchair, my voice, or my crazy hair. I am me, just me, doing my best to live each day to the fullest I can. There is more to me than you might realize. I have gifts and talents that make me unique. There are also things I do just like you--things we have in common that you might not even know. When we take the time to learn about each other, something grand happens--love and understanding. Open your mind, your soul, your heart, and you will see the real me...when you look at me.
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann
Publisher: Beacon Press
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Heumann co-founded the World Institute on Disability with Ed Roberts and Joan Leon in 1983, serving as co-director until 1993. Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the US Department of Education. served as the World Bank Group's first Advisor on Disability and Development. Director of the Department of Disability Services for the District of Columbia. Special Advisor on Disability Rights for the US State Department.
Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities by Donald R. Gallo
Presents ten stories of teenagers facing all of the usual challenges of school, parents, boyfriends, and girlfriends, plus the additional complications that come with having a physical or psychological disability.
Something to Say about My Communication Device by Eden Molineux
Publisher: Something to Say
Kate is friendly and loves to laugh. She's also a little competitive. Kate explains how she uses a communication device to help her express herself. The Something to Say Collection promotes self-advocacy, understanding of speech and language differences, and conversation about embracing diversity. Written by a speech-language pathologist, each book features a character with a communication difference. Characters' strengths and interests are highlighted, while the reader gains an increased understanding of how to support communication. Readers can feel a connection to the characters as they reflect on their own experiences and enjoy the sweet and colorful illustrations.
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