This article is from the Children's Books FAQ, by Hilary Morrison, email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
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
most of her life in an institution for mentally handicapped
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.
Lois Metzger (Macmillan, 1992)
Ages 10 and up. Ellen learns to live with and love a
with cerebral palsy.