February 11, 2017

Honouring all capacities and abilities: Cultural competence with diverse youngCanLit


Today's post, the fifth in seven, continues the series of booklists I compiled and presented at the Ontario Library Association's Superconference in Toronto recently.

Today's post will focus on...


Bent Not Broken: Madeline and Justin
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Clockwise Press, 2017
240 pp.
Ages 13+
2017
Brain injury, Best Buddies program, grief, therapy horses

Born With: Erika and Gianni
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Clockwise Press, 2016
231 pp.
Ages 13+
2016
Down syndrome, Best Buddies program, musical theatre
Review here

Calvin
by Martine Leavitt
Groundwood Books 2015
180 pp.
Ages 12+
2015
Schizophrenia, Calvin & Hobbes
Review here

Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell
by Liane Shaw
Second Story Press
272 pp.
Ages 12-16
2016
ASD, popularity, friendship
Review here

Everyday Hero
by Kathleen Cherry
Orca Book Publishers
168 pp.
Ages 8-11
2016
ASD,  normalcy, friendship
Review here

Fragile Bones: Harrison and Anna
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Clockwise, Press
217 pp.
Ages 13+
2015
ASD, OCD, Best Buddies Program
Review here

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito
by Tomson Highway
Illus. by Sue Todd
Fifth House Publishers
70 pp.
Ages 14-18
2016
Disabilities, differences
Review here


Jamie’s Got a Gun
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Illus. by Spyder Yardley-Jones
Great Plains Teen Fiction
224 pp.
Ages 12+
2016
Abuse, poverty, desperation

OCDaniel
by Wesley King
Simon & Schuster
304 pp.
Ages 9-12
2016
OCD

Oddrey
by Dave Whamond
Owlkids
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2012
Enthusiasm, loneliness, creativity 
Review here

Phoebe Sounds It Out
by Julie Zwillich
Illus. by Denise Holmes
Owlkids
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2017
Spelling, letters, sounds

Shooter
by Caroline Pignat
Razorbill
320 pp.
Ages 12+
2016
Lockdown, ASD, social skills, photography
Review here


Sign Up Here: A story about friendship
by Kathryn Cole
Illus. by Qin Leng
Second Story Press
24 pp.
Ages 5-8
2016
Friendship, physical disability, clubs

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
by Teresa Toten
Doubleday Canada
255 pp.
Ages 14+
2013
OCD, support group, rituals, hoarding
Review here

Willow Finds  a Way
by Lana Button
Illus. by Tanya Howells
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2014
Introversion, compassion, support
Review here


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