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A #wehavediversebooks selection for children and teens.
Are You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

by Darren Groth
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : siblings, self-esteem & self-reliance, disabilities & special needs

Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.
It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.
For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of some of …

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Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero

by Kathleen Cherry
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : special needs, friendship

Alice doesn’t like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules.

Nobody at her new school knows she is autistic, and soon Alice finds herself in trouble because the rules here are different. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn’t know what to make of her. Megan doesn’t smell, she’s not terribly noisy, and she’s not exactly a stranger. But is she a friend? Megan seems fearless to Alice; but also angry or maybe sad. Alice isn’t sure which. When Megan decides to …

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West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, friendship, school & education, special needs

Meet Myron: a third-grade detective who loves logic, facts and solving mysteries. He does not love new things. Unfortunately, everything is new this year: Myron has a new baby sister, his family has moved across town, and now he’s starting his first day at a new school. But when the school kitchen is burgled, leaving the morning snacks nowhere to be found, Myron gets his chance to crack the case with help from his classmates from Resource Room 15.
Myron’s unique perspective from the autism s …

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : adoption, new experience, cultural heritage

An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanage and rescued from the invading North Vietnamese army, she has been adopted by a kind and loving family in Canada. Tuyet feels safe at last as she adjusts to a new language and unfamiliar customs. But polio has left her with a weak leg, and her foot is turned inward, making walking painful and difficult. There is only one answer; she must have a se …

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Emily Included

Emily Included

by Kathleen McDonnell
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : social activists, special needs

The true story of Emily Eaton. Born with severe cerebral palsy, Emily and her family had to fight for her right to go to school with non-disabled children in a regular classroom. Their fight, which began at a time when children with CP were segregated, was groundbreaking. Unwilling to take no for an answer, Emily's fight would take her all the way to the Supreme Court. Eventually victorious, Emily’s story makes her an amazing role model for children everywhere - whether they are living with a …

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