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    DD14 is looking to read books that feature disabled characters. Children's, Young Adult or Adult are all fine. I think she's looking more for LD/2e but is open to all suggestions.

    I suggested the Percy Jackson series as well as The Miracle Worker. She said she's been on the lookout for My Name is Brian and Fish in a Tree which I am going in search of today. (We need audio versions for a road trip so off to the library...) Any other ideas?

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    Adding a link to this old post: Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World, by Leah Hager Cohen
    Amazon description here.

    Adding a link to this old post: Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper
    Goodreads description here.
    Amazon author credits here.

    Physical challenges:
    - Any of the autobiographical books by Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm to a tiger shark attack at age 13.
    - My Brief History, a memoir, by the genius Stephen Hawking who was diagnosed with ALS at age 21.
    Amazon Look-Inside and reviews here. Also Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking.

    Specifically 2e:
    - The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism, the story of Jacob Barnett, authored by his mother.
    - Autobiographical books by Daniel Tammet, who has autism.

    List:
    - Goodreads Listopia: Children's Fiction with Positive Images of Disability

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    Out of my mind...great.
    Wonder....great
    The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime...I donít remember how appropriate it is...but I liked it.

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    This might not be what she's looking for, nor it is fiction, but Far From the Tree is an excellent collection of accounts of parents and children living with a wide variety of exceptionalities.
    https://www.amazon.com/Far-Tree-Parents-Children-Identity/dp/0743236726/


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    Big sigh... I got Fish in a Tree on audio for our road trip. Put DD into a funk as the description of life as a kid with LD was a bit too real... Fortunately about an hour into listening a character was introduced that seemed to get it and DD perked up.

    The wounds are very real. Even though she is a success story hearzing about another person's experience - even fictional - is tough. I'm wondering if these books with disabled characters will help or if it will just remain rough for her.

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    Offhand I'm not sure for her age group, but you can find a number of reading lists online if you google for "YA disabled characters" or "YA special needs"

    Disability & Different Ability in YA Fiction: https://portlandlibrary.bibliocommo...lity_amp_different_ability_in_ya_fiction

    Disability in Fiction: http://booksbyintisar.com/2017/01/09/disability-fiction-top-ten-sff-ya-books-tsana-dolichva/


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