Voices from the Margins: An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction of Disabilities and Differences for Young People

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IAP, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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Young people who feel marginalized due to physical differences or disabilities may benefit from discovering fictional characters who face similar difficulties. This unique bibliography surveys the field of children's and young adult literature published since 1990, identifying 200 quality books that deal with a wide range of contemporary health and self-image topics.

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Page x - With the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975, Congress granted to all handicapped children the "right" to a free appropriate public education.
Page ix - Goths, Shredders. I am clanless. I wasted the last weeks of August watching bad cartoons. I didn't go to the mall, the lake, or the pool, or answer the phone. I have entered high school with the wrong hair, the wrong clothes, the wrong attitude. And I don't have anyone to sit with.
Page ix - These children desperately want to fit in and have friends, but they usually fail to do so. They have been largely ignored or rejected, not only by their peers but also by well-meaning adults, who have not known the source of these children's troubles and have therefore not known how to help.
Page xvii - The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids, and Parents.

About the author (2006)

MARILYN WARD is Associate Professor of Education at Carthage College, where she teaches Children's Literature, Creative Arts, and Social Studies Methods. She coordinates the children's library and directs a program for gifted and talented students. She was a contributor to Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities (International Board on Books for Young People, 1999).

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