Voices from the Margins: An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction of Disabilities and Differences for Young People
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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ADHD adventure African Americans Ages Albert Whitman Andy attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Baby-Sitters Club basketball becomes best friend blind Blissymbols Braille brother cerebral palsy characters classmates colors cover 32pp deaf disabilities and differences disabilities or differences discovers dyslexia Eddie elective mutism elementary school emotional problems Farrar father feels finds first-person first-person narrative girl grade grandparents guide dog Hard Hardcover 32pp healthcare facilities hearing high school historical fiction intergenerational relationships ISBN Joey Josh kids knows learning disabled live lustrated Mandy mentally handicapped middle school mother muscular dystrophy mystery novel numbers overweight paintings Paperback parents physically handicapped play Razzle readers Sammy Sarah scoliosis self-perception siblings sign language sister speak special education Special Olympics speech disorders story Straus & Giroux Subjects summer Susan syndrome teacher teen tells things thinks Timmy Tommy twelve-year-old wants wears wheelchair young adults
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.