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Book cover of FREE AS A BIRD
FREE AS A BIRD
By: gin mcmurchy-barber | Published: January 2010

Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and ...

Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and barred windows and being called names like "retard" and "moron." When Ruby Jean's caregiver and loving grandmother dies, her mother takes her to Woodlands School in New Westminster, British Columbia, and rarely visits. As Ruby Jean herself says: "Can't say why they called it a school -- a school's a place you go for learnin an then after you get to go home. I never learnt much bout ledders and numbers, an I sure never got to go home." It's here in an institution that opened in 1878 and was originally called the Provincial Lunatic Asylum that Ruby Jean learns to survive isolation, boredom, and every kind of abuse. Just when she can hardly remember if she's ever been happy, she learns a lesson about patience and perseverance from an old crow.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781554884476
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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FRIEND FOR HENRY
By: jennifer bailey | Published: February 2019

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a frien...

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend-or will a friend find him? With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781452167916
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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GIRL WHO HEARD COLORS
By: marie harris | Published: September 2013

This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to synesthesia—a condition in which one sense triggers another. For so...

This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to synesthesia—a condition in which one sense triggers another. For some people, sounds or tastes have colors. And for others, numbers and letters do. Many famous artists have been synesthetes, including Tori Amos, Duke Ellington, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Mozart, and Degas. Imagine that when you hear a bell you see silver or when a dog barks you see red. That’s what it’s like for Jillian—when she hears sounds she sees colors. At first the kids at school make fun of Jillian. Jillian worries about being different until her music teacher shows her that having synesthesia is an amazing thing. This lively, informative picture book makes synesthesia easy to understand and celebrates each person’s unique way of experiencing the world.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9780399256431
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES
GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES
By: julia mosca | Published: September 2017

Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagn...

Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.--

Theme: Special Needs, Science Themes

  • ISBN
    9781943147304
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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GOAT
By: anne fleming | Published: August 2019

When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud...

When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on the top of their apartment building. Rumor says there's a goat living on the roof, but how can that be? As Kid soon discovers, a goat on the roof may be the least strange thing about her new home, whose residents are both strange and fascinating. In the penthouse lives Joff Vanderlinden, the famous skateboarding fantasy writer, who happens to be blind. On the ninth floor are Doris and Jonathan, a retired couple trying to adapt to a new lifestyle after Jonathan's stroke. Kenneth P. Gill, on the tenth, loves opera and tends to burble on nervously about his two hamsters - or are they guinea pigs? Then there's Kid's own high-maintenance mother, Lisa, who is rehearsing for an Off Broadway play and is sure it will be the world's biggest flop. Then Kid meets Will, whose parents died in the Twin Towers. And when she learns that the goat will bring good luck to whoever sees it, suddenly it becomes very important to know whether the goat on the roof is real.

Theme: Special Needs, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781773062990
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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GOLDFISH BOY
By: lisa thompson | Published: August 2018

Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Cu...

Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive. Suddenly, Matthew finds himself at the center of a high-stakes mystery, and every one of his neighbors is a suspect. Matthew is the key to figuring out what happened and potentially saving a child's life... but is he able to do so if it means exposing his own secrets, and stepping out from the safety of his home?

Theme: Special Needs, Mystery

  • ISBN
    9781338053937
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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GOOD NIGHT COMMANDER
By: ahmad akbarpour | Published: May 2010

This extraordinary little book gives us a glimpse into the world of a young boy who has lost his mother and one of his legs in the Iran-Iraq war. We m...

This extraordinary little book gives us a glimpse into the world of a young boy who has lost his mother and one of his legs in the Iran-Iraq war. We meet the boy in his room, where he recreates the conflict with an imaginary enemy and soldiers, trying to avenge his losses. The boy's father urges him to take off his artificial leg when he is at home, to join his uncles and aunties who have arrived for dinner. But when he does, he finds out that they are all about to go off to meet his new mother. Back in his room he meets an enemy soldier who is also missing a limb. Identifying with this soldier, the boy offers him his artificial leg. And as he does, his mother smiles down on him from her picture on the wall, acknowledging his hurt and giving him comfort.

Theme: Special Needs, War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780888999894
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of GOOD SPORTS - ABLE TO PLAY
GOOD SPORTS - ABLE TO PLAY
By: glenn stout | Published: April 2012

Able to Play shares the inspiring stories of four baseball players. Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis Pride faced phys...

Able to Play shares the inspiring stories of four baseball players. Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis Pride faced physical challenges other players didn't have. With determination and guts, they didn't just overcome; they excelled. This book is a game-changing celebration of overcoming odds.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9780547417332
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of GUGGENHEIM MYSTERY
GUGGENHEIM MYSTERY
By: robin stevens | Published: October 2018

The adventure that began in Siobhan Dowd's popular and acclaimed novel The London Eye Mystery at long last continues with Ted, Kat, and their cousin S...

The adventure that began in Siobhan Dowd's popular and acclaimed novel The London Eye Mystery at long last continues with Ted, Kat, and their cousin Salim investigating a theft at the Guggenheim Museum that's been pinned on Salim's mother! When Ted and his big sister, Kat, take a trip to New York to visit their cousin Salim and their aunt Gloria, they think they're prepared for big-city adventures. But when a famous painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works, the surprises begin to mount faster than they could have anticipated. With the police looking at Aunt Gloria as the prime suspect, Ted, Kat, and Salim become sleuthing partners, following a trail of clues across NYC to prove her innocence--and to pinpoint the real thief. Ultimately, it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. "Fast-paced, suspenseful, but never scary, a middle-grade mystery with a singular voice and a welcome continuation of the Sparks' adventures." -- Kirkus Reviews "Swift pacing and smartly integrated clues allow readers to make connections along with the characters. Stevens's portrayal of Ted, who is on the autism spectrum, is positive and empowering" -- School Library Journal "A welcome return for this dynamic trio." -- Booklist

Theme: Mystery, Special Needs

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    9780525582359
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of HAND IN HAND
HAND IN HAND
By: jean little | Published: September 2016

Inspired by the real-life story of Helen Keller and the servant girl Martha Washington! How did Helen Keller manage before Annie Sullivan came to tea...

Inspired by the real-life story of Helen Keller and the servant girl Martha Washington! How did Helen Keller manage before Annie Sullivan came to teach her language? This fictionalized story of two very different girls in the South, two decades after the Civil War, builds on the mentions of Martha Washington in Kellers autobiography and reimagines their relationship. Martha, Helens constant companion, is the cooks daughter a black girl, just a few years older, and the person who best understood Helens attempts at communication. Charged with keeping the unruly younger girl occupied and out of trouble, Martha is sometimes bullied, sometimes a co-conspirator, and often Helens rescuer. She is with Helen as Annie teaches her words and language, even on the miraculous day when Helen understands that the water running over one hand, and the word W-A-T-E-R that is being spelled into the other, are connected the event that freed Helen to communicate with the wider world. When Jean Little revisited Kellers The Story of My Life, she became fascinated with the few mentions of Martha and wondered what it might have been like to be in Marthas place and to be given the difficult task of minding Helen a girl so different, in a position of privilege and yet dependent on her. Could the two girls forge a friendship? Jean Littles fascination with that personal dynamic has evolved into a remarkable story of two girls navigating through the world, Hand in Hand.

Theme: Special Needs

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    9781443139236
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    Paperback Canadian
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    Junior Fiction
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HATE MAIL
By: monique polak | Published: September 2014

Jordie's cousin Todd has moved back to Montreal and is attending Jordie's high school. Todd has autism and requires an aide. Todd has not been welcome...

Jordie's cousin Todd has moved back to Montreal and is attending Jordie's high school. Todd has autism and requires an aide. Todd has not been welcomed in the school. He's known as a freak, and even other parents seem to resent Todd's special needs. Jordie does everything he can to distance himself from his cousin, fearful of what his friends might think. When he learns that Todd's whole family is buckling under the pressure of a hateful letter, Jordie starts to question his own behavior. But Todd's resources are unique, and he soon finds a way to prove his worth to his peers and to the community at large. Inspired by real-life events, Hate Mail examines the transformative power of speaking out against prejudice.

Theme: Bullying Issues, Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781459807754
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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HELEN'S BIG WORLD
By: doreen rappaport | Published: October 2012

Looks at the life of the deafblind girl who learned to communicate from her teacher Annie Sullivan, and from there went on to achieve celebrity and ad...

Looks at the life of the deafblind girl who learned to communicate from her teacher Annie Sullivan, and from there went on to achieve celebrity and advocate various social causes.

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9780786808908
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of HENRY THE BOY
HENRY THE BOY
By: molly felder | Published: April 2019

A book that illuminates that no matter how different we feel, we are all more similar than we at first appear.This is not a story about a heron or a r...

A book that illuminates that no matter how different we feel, we are all more similar than we at first appear.This is not a story about a heron or a robot or a chicken but an ordinary boy with daily struggles, triumphs, and an extraordinary imagination.Henry uses forearm crutches decorated with animal stickers. He sometimes feels out of place at school, especially when he gets made fun of, but through his own rich imagination and his friendship with Joel, Henry learns to define himself on his own terms.

Theme: Special Needs, Self Esteem

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    9780999658406
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    Picture Book
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Book cover of HERE'S HOW I SEE IT HERE'S HOW IT IS
HERE'S HOW I SEE IT HERE'S HOW IT IS
By: heather henson | Published: May 2010

Props are important, and so is making thunder and closing curtains. Junebug takes these jobs very seriously: The Blue Moon is a serious playhouse, and...

Props are important, and so is making thunder and closing curtains. Junebug takes these jobs very seriously: The Blue Moon is a serious playhouse, and her parents’ pride and joy. But lately the stagehand mindset—go unnoticed, don’t say a word, be as invisible as you can—is applying to Junebug’s life offstage as well. And that’s not a role she’s happy with. As Junebug starts speaking up—about her sister’s ego, about the weird kid on staff, about her mom’s abrupt departure, and about her father’s new leading lady—she begins to realize that it’s hard to work without a script...and that sometimes scenes play out in ways that aren’t intended.

Theme: Special Needs

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    9781416997733
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    Intermediate Fiction
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HOUR OF THE BEES
By: lindsay eagar | Published: March 2016

At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the...

At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories.

Theme: Special Needs

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    9780763679224
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  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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