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Ballerina Dreams by
Call Number: RJ496.C4 T48 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-02
Once upon a time there were five little girls who shared a dream. They wanted to be ballerinas and dance on stage like their sisters and cousins and friends. But it would be hard for these girls to make their dream come true. They had cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities, which meant their muscles didn't move the way they wanted them to.
Mama Zooms by
Call Number: PZ1000.C679 Ma 1993
Publication Date: 1994-02-01
Mama's "zooming machine" turns out to be her wheelchair.
Stretching Ourselves by
Call Number: RJ496.C4 C36 2000
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Through real-life photos, readers can follow three children who have cerebral palsy, a physically challenging brain disorder, and how these youngsters can do lots of things other children can do. Full-color.
Taking Asthma to School by
Call Number: RJ436.A8 G67 Gr.K-5 1998
Publication Date: 1998-03-01
This book will help children and parents discuss asthma with schoolmates and classroom teachers
Taking Cerebral Palsy to School by
Call Number: RJ495.C4 A64 Gr.K-5 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Even though Chad has cerebral palsy, he can still attend school and do many of the same things as his classmates.
Taking Diabetes to School by
Call Number: RJ420.D5 G65 Gr.K-5 1998
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
This beautifully illustrated and fun-to-read storybook simplifies and normalizes a complicated childhood condition. When read aloud, other children can identify why a peer may be treated differently and begin to empathize with them. In addition, children whose conditions set them apart as being different begin to feel accepted and safe.
Taking Food Allergies to School by
Call Number: RJ386.5 .W45 Gr.K-5 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
This beautifully illustrated and fun-to-read storybook simplifies and normalizes food allergies. When read aloud by counselors, teachers, a parent or caregiver, other children can identify why a peer may be treated differently and begin to empathize with them.
Taking Seizure Disorders to School by
Call Number: RJ496.E6 G66 1996
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
This story dispels the myths and fears surrounding epilepsy in a positive, upbeat and entertaining style while explaining seizures in an understandable fashion.
Trick or Treat for Diabetes by
Call Number: PZ1000.G685 Tr 1999
Publication Date: 1999-08-01
Halloween can be a difficult holiday for children with diabetes, especially for a child who has been recently diagnosed. But this charming story shows how Halloween can and should be a part of a diabetic child's life.
Call Number: PZ1000.H47 Fe 2004
Publication Date: 2004-06-25
The award-winning author of "Calling All Doves" scores again with this sparkling story of friendship and self-empowerment that features a little boy in a wheelchair who is given a special pet by his father. Full color.
Jodie's Journey by
Call Number: PZ7.T354 Jo 1990
Publication Date: 1990-10-01
Twelve-year-old Jodie, disabled by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and no longer able to ride her beloved horse Monarch, faces a crisis when the two of them are alone at her remote Australia home and a devastating fire approaches.
The Princess and the Peanut
Call Number: PZ1000.M4783 Pr 2009
Publication Date: 2011-09-07
Every queen knows that in order to find out if a princess is REAL, one must send the "alleged" princess to bed on a magnificent pile of mattresses, slip in a pea, and see how she sleeps. But when the royal kitchen is fresh out peas, the queen tries a peanut instead. The princess turns out to be as real as her food allergies. This vibrant and humorous tale inspires, and educates children with allergies, as well as those who live in, and around food sensitive kingdoms. Includes a food allergy guide for adults, and kid-friendly allergy definitions.
You Can Call Me Willy by
Call Number: PZ1000.V5975 Yo 1995
Publication Date: 1994-12-01
Wilhelmina is eight years old. She loves baseball, lives with her Grandmother, and has AIDS. In this story, Willy talks about her illness, exhibiting great courage as she learns to cope with symptoms and the side effects of treatment, to endure classroom taunts, and to find fun and friendship.
Emmanuel's Dream by
Call Number: CT4300.Y43 T56 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people-but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams.
Beyond the Mango Tree by
Call Number: PZ7.Z424 Be 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
Sarina is American, but she lives in Liberia with her family while her father works for an African lumber company. Liberia is starkly beautiful and full of deliciously unique experiences.
Gathering Blue by
Call Number: PZ7.L9673 Gat 2000
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
Lois Lowry won her first Newbery Medal in 1994 for The Giver. Six years later, she ushered readers back into its mysterious but plausible future world in Gathering Blue.
Mine For Keeps by
Call Number: PZ7.L7225 Mi 1962
A young girl with Cerebral Palsy moves home to be with her family. Will her brother and sister accept her? what will it be like to go to a regular school?
The Door in the Wall by
Call Number: PZ7.D35 Do 1949
Publication Date: 1998-08-10
Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.
The Truth about Sparrows by
Call Number: PZ7.H1373 Tr 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-16
"The Wynns are an unforgettable family. The details of their struggle to survive the Great Depression and a father's disability will linger long after the last page has been read."
The War That Saved My Life by
Call Number: PZ7.B688 War 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute--she sneaks out to join him.
Call Number: PZ7.P17526 Wo 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-14
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face.
Out of My Mind by
Call Number: PZ7.D78325 Ou 2010
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom--the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she's determined to let everyone know it...somehow.