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Children Books: Special Challenges




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This article is from the Children's Books FAQ, by Hilary Morrison, morrison@evol1.mbl.edu with numerous contributions by others.

Children Books: Special Challenges

Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia
Caroline Janover (Waterfront, 1988)
Ages 8-12. A learning-disabled fifth-grader braves a storm
to get help for an injured friend.

Welcome Home, Jellybean
Marlene Fanta Shyer (Macmillan, 1978)
Ages 9-13. Neil's older sister is coming home after
spending
most of her life in an institution for mentally handicapped
children.

The Man Who Loved Clowns
June Rae Wood (Putnam, 1992)
Ages 11-15. A friend helps Delrita see that her beloved
uncle's Down Syndrome is nothing to be ashamed of.

The Snow Goose
Paul Gallico (Random House, 1992)
All ages. A respected classic about a painter with a
disability who rescues a World War II soldier.

Barry's Sister
Lois Metzger (Macmillan, 1992)
Ages 10 and up. Ellen learns to live with and love a
brother
with cerebral palsy.

 

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