Category Archives: Disabilities

The Curiosities by Zana Fraillon, illustrated by Phil Lesnie

The Curiosities by Zana Fraillon, illustrated by Phil Lesnie. Greystone Kids, 2022. 9781778400087 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy picture book What did you like about the book? This absorbing picture book … Continue reading

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Out of My Heart by Sharon M. Draper

Out of My Heart by Sharon M. Draper. Caitlyn Diouhy Book, 2021. 9781665902168  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic What did you like about the book: Melody, your typical Ohio teenager, … Continue reading

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Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today edited by Alice Wong

Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today (adapted for young readers) edited by Alice Wong. Delacorte Press, c2020, 2021. 9780593381670 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Essays What did you like about … Continue reading

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Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch

Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536224184 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Autobiography What did you like about the book?  This visually striking autobiographical picture … Continue reading

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 Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

 Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau. First Second, 2021. 9781250300614 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Graphic novel Genre:  Fantasy/sports What did you like about the book? Girls’ sports and friendships are the themes of … Continue reading

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A Sky-Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Peggy Collins

A Sky-Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Peggy Collins. Pajama Press, 2021. 9781772782226 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book?  How beautiful and heart-breaking to … Continue reading

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We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman

We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman. Viking, 2021. 9780425290804 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Bluebird Books in the state of Washington represents … Continue reading

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Born to Sparkle: A Story About Achieving Your Dreams by Megan Bomgaars, illustrated by Pete Olczyk

Born to Sparkle: A Story About Achieving Your Dreams by Megan Bomgaars, illustrated by Pete Olczyk. Flowerpot Press, 2021. 9781486721108 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like … Continue reading

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Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illustrated by Urška Stropnik Šonc

Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illustrated by Urška Stropnik Šonc. Translation by Založba Pivec. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823447664 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Picture books What did you like about … Continue reading

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We Want to Go to School! : The Fight for Disability Rights – Maryann Cocca and Janine Leffler

We Want to Go to School!:  The Fight for Disability Rights – Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Janine Leffler, Albert Whitman & Co., 9780807535189, 2021  Format:  Paperback ARC Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you … Continue reading

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