- Anderson, R. (1992). The bus people. New York: Holt. 102pp. Grades 5-8. Disabilities: Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy. YP F An24b
The lives of the passengers on Bertram’s “fruit-cake bus” are shaped by the experiences and problems each has faced because of different handicaps.
- Alexander, S. H. (1990). Mom can’t see me. New York: Macmillan. 48pp. Grades 2-4. Disability: Blindness. J 617.7 A44
A nine-year-old girl describes how her mother leads an active and rich life despite being blind.
- Arrigoni, Rena. (1997). Casa Angelica: Arlene’s legacy. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. 122p. Institutional Care-Children with disabilities. HV 889.N6 A77 1997
- Bang, Molly. (2001). Tiger’s Fall. New York: Henry Holt & Co. 110p. Grades 4-6. Disability: Paralysis from the waist down. J F B224tf
After eleven-year-old Lupe is partially paralyzed in an accident in her Mexican village, her parents take her to center run by and for disabled people. They help her realize that her life can have some purpose.
- Banks, K. (2003). Walk softly, Rachel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 149pp. Grades 6-9. Disability: Grief, loss of a sibling. YP F B226ws
When fifteen-year-old Rachel reads the journal of her brother, who dies when she was seven, she learns secrets that help her understand her parents and herself.
- Barasch, L. (2004). Knockin’ on wood: starring Peg Leg Bates. New York: Lee & Low Books. Unpaged. Grades K-2. Disability: Loss of leg. J 792.7 B34
Presents a picture book biography of Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates, an African American who lost his leg in a factory accident at the age of twelve and went on to become a world famous tap dancer.
- Betancourt, J. (1993). My Name is Brain Brian. New York: Scholastic. 128pp. Grades 3-6. Disability: Dyslexia. J F B461mn
Brian’s friends think a lot of the things he does in school are really funny, like writing his name as “Brain.” But he’s not joking around. Brian tries hard, but nothing comes out right. He feels just plain dumb.
- Birdseye, T. (1996). Just Call Me Stupid. New York: Puffin Books. 181pp. Grades 4-6. Disability: Reading difficulties. J F B521jc
Terrified of failing and convinced that he is stupid, a fifth grader who has never learned to read begins to gain self-confidence with the help of an outgoing new girl next door.
- Blatchford, C.H. (1998). Going with the flow. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books. 39pp. Grades 1-4. Disability: Deafness. J F B613gw
When Mark changes schools in mid-year, he is angry, lonely and embarrassed by his deafness, but he soon begins to adjust.
- Bloor, E. (1998). Tangerine. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace. 294pp. Grades 6-8. Disability: Visually handicapped. J F B623t
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erick, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
- Bowe, F. (1981). Comeback: Six remarkable people who triumphed over disability. 172p. RD 796 .A2 B68 1981
- Bowler, T. (2000). Midget. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. 159pp. Grades 6-12. Disability: Emotional problems and physical stature. YP F B681h
Subject to strange fits, and psychologically disturbed from the torment and abuse of his older brother, fifteen-year-old Midget finds himself in control of his life for the first time when he gets his own sailboat and discovers untapped mental powers.
- Brightman, A.J., ed. (1984). Ordinary moments: the disabled experience. 160p. Photographs. Bibliography. Disabilities: varied. RD 796 .A2 O73 1984
- Burns, L J. (2005). The case of the prank that stank. New York: Razorbill. 182p. Grades 7-12. Disability: Asperger’s syndrome. YP F B937c
Seventh graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger’s syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not cause the fire that burned down their rival school’s field house.
- Choldenko, G. (2004). Al Capone does my shirts. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 228p. Newbery Honor Book. Grades 6-8. Disability: Autism J F C453ac
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
- Conly, J. L. (1993). Crazy lady! New York: HarperCollins. 180p. Grades 4-6. Disability: Mental handicap J F C761c
As he tries to come to terms with his mother’s death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son.
- Crawford, V. (2002). Embracing the monster: overcoming the challenges of hidden disabilities. Baltimore, MD: P.H. Brookes Publishing Company. 238p. Disability: Learning disabilities. LC 4818.5 .C73 2002
- Creech, S. (2003). Granny Torrelli makes soup. New York: HarperCollins. Grades 3-6. Disability: Blindness. J F C861gt
Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend Bailey, don’t always get along, that’s true. But Granny Torrelli seems to know just how to make things right again with her warm words and family recipes.
- Cutler, J. (1999). Spaceman. New York: Puffin Books. 138pp. Grades 4-6. Disability: Learning disability. J F C976sp
Ten-year-old Gary, who is failing the fifth grade and has trouble getting along with other students, tries to adjust to his learning disability and his assignment to a special education class.
- Dash, J. (2001). The world at her fingertips: the story of Helen Keller. New York: Scholastic Press. 235p. Photographs. Grades 3-8. Disability: Blind-deaf. J 362.4 D35
Biography of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.
- Dowd, S. (2008). The London Eye mystery. New York: Random House Children’s Books. 323p. Grades 5-8. Disability: Asperger’s syndrome. YP F D753lo
When Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye Ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together—Ted with his brain that is “wired differently” and impatient Kat –to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.
- Farrell, M. (1998). Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. 121pp. Grades 5-8. Disability: Muscular dystrophy. J F F247mm
Hannah Billings hates being teased about marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd, the most unpopular and misunderstood boy in her sixth grade class, until he reveals his true personality when her brother succumbs to muscular dystrophy.
- Ferris, J. (2001). Of sound mind. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 215p. Grades 6-12. Disability: Deaf. YP F F417os
Tired of interpreting for his deaf family and resentful of their reliance on him, high school senior Theo finds support and understanding from Ivy, a new student who also has a deaf parent.
- Finke, B. (2003). Long time, no see. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois. 204p. Disability: Blind and diabetes. HV 1792 .F56 A3 2003
- Fletcher, S. (1998). Shadow spinner. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 219pp. Grades 5-8. Disability: Lame. YP F F637s
When Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan’s harem win ancient Persia, she gathers for Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen’s life.
- Frank, G. (2000). Venus on wheels: two decades of dialogue on disability, biography, and being female in America. Berkely, CA: University of California Press. 284p. HV 3021 .W66 F73 2000
- Fraustino, L.R. (2000). The Hickory Chair. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books. Unpaged. Grades 1-3. Disability: Blindness J F F867hc
A blind boy tells of his warm relationship with his grandmother and the gift she left him after her death.
- Freeberg, E. (2001). The education of Laura Bridgman: first deaf and blind person to learn language. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 264p. HV 1624 .B7 F74 2001
- Friesen, J. (2008). Jerk, California. New York: Penguin Group. 327pp. Grades 7-12. Disability: Tourette Syndrome. YP F F916je
Twitch, Jerk, Freak, Sam Carrier has been called them all. Because of his Tourette syndrome, Sam is in near constant motion. So, of course, high school is nothing but torment. He would give anything to be still.
- Going, K. L. (2004). Fat kid rules the world. New York: Speak. 185pp. Grades 7-12. Disability: Obesity, depression and drug abuse. YP F G561fk
Seven-teen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
- Greenfield, J. (1972). A child called Noah: a family journey. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 193p. Disability: Autism. PS 3513 .R4815 C45
- Greenwald, S. (1983). Will the real Gertrude Hollings please stand up? Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. 162p. Disability: Learning Disability. J F G855wt
An elven-year-old child with a learning disability spends several weeks with an overachieving cousin. They learn a lot about themselves and each other.
- Haddon, M. (2003). The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. New York: Doubleday. 226p. Disability: Autism and savant syndrome. PR 6058 .A245 C87 2003
- Helfman, E. S. (1992). On Being Sarah. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman. 172pp. Grades 6-8. Disability: Cerebral palsy. YP F H367o
Even though life with cerebral palsy isn’t easy for twelve-year-old Sarah, she manages with the help of her loving family and several new friends.
- Henderson, A. K. (1995). The summer of the bonepile monster. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions. 137pp. Grades 8-12. Disability: Blind. YP F H378s
When he and his sister Lou are sent to spend the summer with their blind great-grandmother in the tiny town of Dolliver, Hollis encounters some dark family secrets and vows to uncover them.
- Hill, Elizabeth. (2002). Chang and the bamboo flute. New York: Farrar Straus Girous. 57 pp. Grades 3-5. Disability: Mute J F H551ca
Chang, a mute Chinese boy who father uses cormorants to fish, becomes a hero when a heavy rain strands his father’s fishing raft.
- Hobbs, Valerie. (2005). Defiance. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 116p. Grades 4-6. Disability: Cancer. J F H652d
While vacationing in the country, eleven-year-old Toby, a cancer patient, learns some important lessons about living and dying from an elderly poet and her cow.
- Ingold, J. (1996). The window. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace & Co. 181pp. Grades 6-12. Disability: Blindness. YP F In4w
- Janover, C. (1995). The worst speller in jr. high. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit. 202pp. Grades 7-9. Disability: Cancer and reading disability (dyslexia). YP F J264w
Starting out in the seventh grade, Katie Kelso finds herself trying to be open about her dyslexia and form a friendship with a very bright boy at school, when she and her family deal with her mother’s cancer diagnosis.
- Johnson, H. M. (2006). Accidents of nature. New York: Holt. 229pp. Grades 9-12. Disability: Cerebral palsy. YP F J632ac
Having always prided herself on blending in with “normal” people despite her cerebral palsy, seventeen-year-old Jean begins to question her role in the world while attending a summer camp for children with disabilities.
- Jordan, S. (1999). The raging quiet. New York: Simon & Schuster. 266p. Grades 7-12. Disability: Deaf. YP F J766r
Suspicious of sixteen-year-old Marnie, a newcomer in their village, the residents accuse her of witchcraft when she discovers that the village madman is not crazy but deaf and she begins to communicate with him through hand gestures.
- Kingsley, J. (1994). Count us in: growing up with Down syndrome. 182p. RC 571 .K58 1994
- Kleege, G. (1999). Sight unseen. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press. 233p. Disability: Blind. HV 1593 .K528 1999
- Konigsburg, E. L. (1996). A View from Saturday. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 163pp. Newbery Winner. Grades 6-8. Disability: Paraplegic. J F K836v
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chose them to represent their sixth grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
- Kurtz, J. (1998). Storyteller’s beads. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace. 154pp. Grades 4-8. Disability: Blindness. J F K967s
During the political strife & famine of the 1980's, two Ethiopian girls, one Christian and the other Jewish and blind, struggle to overcome many difficulties, including their prejudices about each other, as they make the dangerous journey out of Ethiopia.
- Lawlor, L. (2001). Helen Keller: rebellious spirit. New York: Holiday House. 168p. Bibliography and index. Grades 6-12. Disability: blind-deaf. YP 362.14 L39
- Lawlor, L. (2001). Helen Keller: rebellious spirit. New York: Holiday House. 168p. Bibliography and index. Grades 6-12. Disability: blind-deaf. YP 362.14 L39
A young girl realizes how much she cares about her autistic brother when he gets lost at the park.
- Linton, S. (2006). My body politic: memoir. Ann Arbor, MIC: University of Michigan Press. 246p. Disability: Paraplegic. HV 3013 .L56 A3 2006
- Lord, C. (2006). Rules. New York: Scholastic Press. 200p. Newbery Honor Book. Grades 6-8. Disability: Autism. YP F L877ru
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
- MacDonald. W. S. (1978). Moose, the story of a very special person. Minneapolis, MN: Winston Press. 200p. Photos. Disability: Down syndrome. RJ 506. D68 M32
- McCarthy, J. (2007). Louder than words: a mother’s journey in healing autism. New York: Dutton. 202p. Disability: Autism. RJ 506 .A9 M4253 2007
McCarthy shares her son’s symptoms and her attempts to sort through the maze of conflicting medical theories, shedding much-needed light on autism through her own heartbreak, struggle, and ultimately hopeful example of how a parent can shape her child.
- Martin, A. M. (2002). A corner of the universe. New York; Scholastic Press. 189pp. Newbery Honor Book. Grades 6-12. Disability: Mental handicap. J F M363co
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie’s small town.
- Matlin, Marlee. (2002). Deaf Child Crossing. New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. 200pp. Grades 4-7. Disability: Deafness J F M431dc
Despite the fact that Megan is deaf and Cindy can hear, the girls become friends when Cindy moves into Megan’s neighborhood. When they go away to camp that summer their friendship is put to the test.
- Maynard, K. (2005). No excuses: the true story of a congenital amputee who became a champion in wrestling and life. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishers. 243p. Photos. GV 1196 .M38 A3 2005
- Meyer, Donald J. (1997). Views from our shoes: growing up with a brother or sister with special needs. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. 113p. Ill. J 362.19 M49
Forty-five siblings share their experience as the brother or sister of someone with a disability.
- Mikaelsen, Ben. (1998). Petey. New York: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children. 280pp. Grades 6-12. Disability: Cerebral palsy. YP F M589p
In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; sixty years later, still in an institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life.
- Mikaelsen, Ben. (1995). Stranded. New York: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children. 247 pp. Grades 6-12. Disability: Amputated foot. J F M589st
Twelve-year-old Koby, who has lost a foot in an accident, sees a chance to prove her self-reliance to her parents when she tries to rescue two stranded pilot whales near her home in the Florida Keys.
- Moor, M. A. (1995). Under the mermaid angel. New York: Delacorte. 168pp. Grades 6-12. Disability: Mental handicap. YP F M785u
Through an unusual friendship with her thirty-one-year-old neighbor in a Texas trailer park, thirteen-year-old Jesse learns that what’s inside a person is more important that what’s outside.
- Newman, L. (1994). Fat Chance. New York: Putnam& Grosset Group. 214p. Grades 6-12. Disability: Bulimia. YP F N465fc
In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her Bulimia from her mother, find a boyfriend, and decide on a profession.
- Niner, H.L. and Treatner, M. (2005). I can’t stop! A story about Tourette Syndrome. Morton Grove, IL: Whitman. Unpaged. Grades 2-6. Disability: Tourette Syndrome J F N622ic
A boy is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and learns constructive ways he can manage his condition. Includes nonfiction information from a physician.
- Orr, W. (1999). Peeling the onion. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers. 166pp. Grades 6-12. Disability: YP F Or7po
- Osofsky, A. (1992). My Buddy. New York: Henry Holt. Unpaged. Grades 1-4. Disability: Muscular dystrophy. J F Os5mb
Buddy is a service dog for a young boy who is in wheelchair with muscular dystrophy.
- Parker, R.A. (2008). Piano starts her: The young Art Tatum. New York: Random House Children’s Books. 40p. Grades 3-6. Disability: Blindness. J 786.2 P37
Illustrations show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen as he gradually lost his sight.
His acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike.
- Philbrick, W. R. (1993). Freak the Mighty. New York: Blue Sky Press. 169p. Grades 6-9. Disability: Learning Disability and Birth Defect. YP F P534f
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
- Philbrick, W. R. (1998). Max the Mighty. New York: Scholastic, Inc. 166pp. Grades 6-8. Disability: Learning Disability. YP F P534mm
Max helps a younger girl escape from her abusive stepfather by running away with her to the distant town of Chivalry, Montana, searching for her real father.
ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers.
- Pinney, R. (1983). Bobby: breakthrough of a special child. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 250p. Bibliography. Disability: Autism. RJ 506 .A9 P56 1983
- Rodis, P., Garrod, A. and Boscardin, M.L., eds. (2001). Learning disabilities and life stories. Boston. MAS: Allyn and Bacon. 247p. Photos. Bibliography and index. LC 4818.38 .L42 2001
- Rottman, S. L. (1999). Head above water. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree. 196p. Grades 8-12. Disability: Down syndrome. YP F R749h
Skye, a high school junior, tries to find time for both family obligations and personal interests, which include caring for her brother who has Down Syndrome, dating her first boyfriend and swimming competitively.
- Senisi, E. B. (2002). All kinds of friends, Even Green! Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, Inc. Unpaged. Grades 1-6. Disability: Spina bifida. J F Se57a
Seven-year-old Moses, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, reflects that his neighbor’s disabled iguana resembles him because they both have figured out how to get where they want to be in different ways than those around them.
- Shreve, S. R. (1991). The Gift of the girl who couldn’t hear. New York: William Morrow. 49pp. Grades 6-8. Disability: Hearing impaired. YP F Sh84g
Initially, Elza believes that since Lucy cannot hear, she cannot understand the cruel insults and plots of their seventh-grade girlfriends; eventually, Eliza realizes that Lucy understands, but rises above others.
- Sparks, B., ed. (2002). Kim: empty inside: the diary of an anonymous teenager. New York: HarperCollins. 165pp. Grades 8-12. Disability: Anorexia nervosa. YP F Sp26k
Seventeen-year-old Kim, feeling the pressure of maintaining an A average to stay on her college gymnastics team, becomes obsessive about her weight and develops anorexia.
- Spinelli, J. (1997). Crash. New York: Scholastic. 162pp. Grades 6-8. Disability: Paralysis. YP F Sp46c
Crash, a gifted seventh-grade athlete, mows own everyone in his path so he can win until his grandfather’s paralysis teaches him that winners should sometimes lose.
- Springer, N. (1991). Colt. New York: Puffin. 121pp. Disability: Spina Bifida. Grades 5-8. J F Sp83c
Colt , an angry middle schooler with spina bifida, realizes many teens face the same problems he does: Family conflicts, low self-esteem, and finding a niche.
- Stefank, A. T. (1982). Copycat Sam: developing ties with a special child. New York: Human Sciences Press. 32p. Ill. Grades K-3. J F St32c
Freddie learns how to be friend to Sam, the new boy next door, even though Sam is different from his other friends.
- Stone, M.R. (2003). At the end of words: a daughter’s memoirs. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. 55pp. Grades 7-12. Disability: Grief, loss of a parent. YP 362.19 S86
The author records her feelings and experiences as she realizes her mother is dying of cancer.
- Striegel, J. (2002). Homeroom exercise. New York: Holiday House. 168pp. Grades 5-8. Disability: Junior rheumatoid arthritis. J F St85he
When eleven-year-old Regan begins to suffer from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she must face the possibility that her dream of being a professional dancer may never come true.
- Stuve-Bodeen, S. (2005). The best worst brother. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House Inc. Disability: Down Syndrome. J F St94bw
Older sister Emma tries to be patient while teaching three-year-old Isaac, who has Down syndrome, how to communicate using sign language. Includes questions and answers about sign language.
- Stuve-Bodeen, S. (1998). We’ll paint the octopus red. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House Inc. Grades 1-4. Disability: Down syndrome. J F St94w
Emma and her father discuss what they will do when the new baby arrives, but they adjust their expectations when he is born with Down syndrome.
- Tammet, D. (2007). Born on a blue day: inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant: a memoir. New York: Free Press. 226p. RC 553 .A88 T36 2007
- Tashjian, J. (1997). Tru Confessions. New York: Holt. 167p. Grades 5-8. Disability: Developmentally delayed. J F T181tc
Tru writes her soul into this computer diary, in which she describes her frustrations with her mom, who is dating, and with her 12-year-old twin brother, who is developmentally delayed.
- Taylor, T. (1991). Tuck Triumphant. New York: Doubleday. 150pp. Grades 5-8. Disability: Deafness. J F T218tt
A family with teenagers adopts a 6-year-old Korean orphan who turns out to be deaf; they wrestle with whether it’s better to have him live in their loving home or to attend a special boarding school.
- Taylor, T. (1993). Timothy of the cay. New York: Avon. 161pp. Grades 4-6. Disability: Blind. J F T218t
Timothy, an elderly sailor, teacher 11-year-old Phillip, recently blinded in a shipwreck, how to fend and care for himself despite his blindness.
- Thompson, Mary. (1996). Andy and his yellow frisbee. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. Unpaged. Picture book. Grades 2-6. Disability: Autism. J F T371aa
The girl at school tries to befriend Andy, an autistic boy who spends every recess by himself, spinning a yellow frisbee under the watchful eye of his older sister.
- Tobe, K. (2007). With the light. Raising an autistic child/1. New York: Yen Press. 527pp. Grades 10-Adult. Disability: Autism. YP 618.92 T55
“Born during the sunrise- an auspicious beginning—the Azumas’ newborn son is named Hikaru, which means “light.” During one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children.
- Wakefield, T. (1978). Some mothers I know: living with handicapped children. Boston, Mass: Routledge and K.Paul. 93p. HQ 759 .W275 1978
- Walz, T. (1998). The unlikely celebrity: Bill Sackter’s triumph over disability. Carbondale,IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 127p. Disability: Mental disability. HV 3006 .S33 W35 1998
- Welch, S. K. (1990). Don’t call me Marda. Waynew, PA: Our Child Press. 138pp. Grades 4-8. Disability: Developmentally delayed. J F W445dc
Satisfied as an only child, 11-year-old Marsha finds her life suddenly changed when her parents adopt a younger, developmentally delayed–but never tantrum delayed–sister.
- Werlin, N. (1994). Are you alone on purpose? Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin. 204p. Grades 6-12. Disability: Autism. YP F W494a
When two lonely teenagers, one the son of a widower rabbi and the other the sister of an autistic twin, are drawn together by a tragic accident, they discover they have more in common than they guessed.
- White, R, (1997). Belle Prater’s boy. New York: Scholastic. 196pp. Newbery Honor Bk. Grades 7-12. Disability: Visually impaired. J F W585b
Woodrow, a new kid in the seventh-grade is visually impaired; yet with his sense of humor, perception, and optimism he helps his cousin, Beauty, see the truth in her past and present worlds.
- Woloson, E. (2003). My friend Isabelle. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. Unpaged. Grades k-3. Disability: Down syndrome. J F W836mf
A young boy named Charlie describes the activities he shares with his friend Isabelle, a girl with Down Syndrome.
- Wood, J.R. (1995). When pigs fly. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 259pp. Grades 7-12. Disability: Down Syndrome. J F W850wp
Seventh grader Buddy faces issues like senility, divorce, teen alcoholism, poverty, parental unemployment, and abandonment–as well as the pain and joys of a 9-year-old sister with Down Syndrome.
- Zimmer, T. V. (2007). Reaching for the sun. New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books. 181pp. Grades 6-12 Disability: Cerebral palsy. YP F Z630re