• Unbound: the Life and Art of Judith Scott

    By Joyce Scott (EB Scot)

    The story of the late fiber artist Judith Scott, as told by her sister Joyce Scott. Judith was born with down syndrome and this story is told from the perspective of Joyce as a child experiencing life with and without her sister Judith.

  • Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

    By Sonia Sotomayor (E 362.4 Soto)

    Inspired by the author’s own struggle with childhood diabetes, this book shows a group of differently abled children working together to plant a garden, each doing it in their own unique way.

  • The Bare Naked Book

    By Kathy Stinson (E 611 Stin)

    This book explores the way we as children identify different parts of our bodies. It shows a variety of differently abled bodies, as well as focusing on the importance of bodily autonomy: knowing that your body belongs to you.

  • Six Dots: a Story of Young Louis Braille

    By Jen Bryant (EB Brai)

    This is the story of Louis Braille, who lost his sight at five years old, and went on to invent an alphabet based on touch that visually impaired people use all over the world today.

  • Don't Hug Doug

    By Carrie Finison (E Fini)

    Doug does not like to hug. It makes him feel uncomfortable. Through this book the reader learns about people who experience the world differently, and the importance of respecting the boundaries of a person’s body.

  • We're All Wonders

    By R.J. Palacio (E Pala)

    This picture books explores the life of the character Augie, from the award winning juvenile novel Wonder by the same author.

  • The Girl Who Though in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

    By Julia Finley Mosca (EB Gran)

    This books explores the life of Dr. Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism in early childhood. She used her unique gifts and perspective of the world to become an animal scientist and invent ways for livestock such as cows to live in a cruelty-free environment.

  • Rescue & Jessica: a Life Changing Friendship

    By Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (E 636.7 Kens)

    This is the story of a service dog and his human, who lost both of her legs and uses prosthetic legs. Rescue tries his best to be the best service dog he can be for Jessica.

  • Emmanuel's Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

    By Laurie Ann Thompson (EB Yebo)

    This is the story of a service dog and his human, who lost both of her legs and uses prosthetic legs. Rescue tries his best to be the best service dog he can be for Jessica.

  • I am Helen Keller

    By Brad Meltzer (EB Kell)

    As a child Helen Keller got a rare disease that left her unable to hear and see. She was unable to communicate until at age six she was introduced to her teacher Annie Sullivan. Annie Taught Hellen how to use sign language and read braille. This story shows that everyone can be a hero in their own life.

  • Stay Curious!: a Brief History of Stephen Hawking

    By Paul Brewer and Kathleen Krull

    When Stephen Hawking was 21 he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),that led to involuntary muscle atrophy and loss of control over all motor functions. However, from his motorized chair he used his extraordinary mind to see things in the universe that no one else could.

  • Special People, Special Ways

    By Arlene Maguire (E 362.4 Magu)

    This book shows the reader that there are many ways that people are different from each other, but every way is special and every way is important.

  • Daniel's New Friend

    By Becky Friedman (E Frie)

    Daniel Tiger makes a new friend named Chrissie. Chrissie uses braces on her legs to move around the world. Daniel discovers that even though Chrissie walks different than him, she is not different from him in the ways that matter, such as being a wonderful friend!

  • My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay

    By Cari Best (E Best)

    Zulay is blind, so her classmates are surprised that she decides to run the race in Field day. Even though they are surprised at first, her friends and help her get ready to achieve her goal.

  • Benji, the Bad Day, and Me

    By Sally J. Pla and Ken Min (E Pla)

    Sammy and Benji are brothers, and have both has a bad day. Benji is autistic, and has specific things that make him feel better after a bad day. Sammy and Benji bond over what it means to have a bad day, and how to feel content and safe.

  • We Want to go to School!: the Fight for Disability Rights

    By Janine Leffler and Maryann Cocca-Leffler

    Not so long ago, millions of children with disabilities in the United States were not allowed to go to school. In 1971 seven children and their parents set out to change that. This is the true story of The case Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia led to laws ensuring children with disabilities would receive a free, appropriate public education.

  • I am Not a Label: 34 Disabled Artists, Thinkers, Athletes, and Activists From Past and Present

    By Cerrie Burnell (E 305.908 Burn)

    In this book the reader learns about 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists from past and present. Learn how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, and used their differences to pave the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them.