All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!
By: Ellen B. Senisi
A boy in a wheelchair writes about two iguanas. While the one iguana has a physical difference, he can do the same things as other iguanas.
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee
By: Ellen B. Senisi
Andy, a boy with autism, has problems making friends and talking to people. A girl at school realizes she can become friends with Andy.
Be Quiet, Marina!
By: Kristen DeBear
Two young girls, one with cerebral palsy, and one with Down syndrome, overcome their frustrations with each and become friends.
Can You Hear a Rainbow?
By: Jamee Riggio Heelan
Chris is deaf and uses hearing aids. He uses sign language, and reads lips to communicate, while also doing all the things other children do.
By: Linda Kneeland
Molly cannot talk and learns sign language to tell her parents she wants a cookie. Using sign language makes her life much easier.
The Deaf Musicians
By: P. Seeger, P. Dubois Jacobs
A group of deaf musicians frequently plays in the subway attracting crowds, showing that deaf musicians can make music also.
Don’t Call Me Special
By: Pat Thomas
The author explains things children with disabilities can do, describes adaptive equipment, and discusses when to help or avoid helping.
By: Fred Rogers
The author explains that when children meet someone who is different, they should not be afraid to talk to them or to learn more about them.
Friends at School
By: Rochelle Bunnett
Photographs depict life in an inclusive classroom. Children with varying abilities and characteristics are shown playing together.
By: Laurie Lears
Ian, a boy with autism, gets lost at the park. His sister realizes the best way to find him is to see things through his eyes.
Moses Goes to a Concert
By: Isaac Millman
Moses, who is deaf, goes to a concert where the percussionist is also deaf. He learns that she plays drums by feeling vibrations.
My Friend Isabelle
By: Eliza Woloson
Two friends (one with Down syndrome) are very different, but still have a lot of fun together and share a great friendship.
By: Nan Holcomb
A young girl who cannot speak is upset when she cannot sing happy birthday to her mom. She learns to sing using her communication device.
Someone Special Just Like You
By: Tricia Brown
Children may have disabilities such as blindness, deafness, or Down syndrome, but they can still do the same things as their peers.
By: Jeanne Willis
A young girl with a physical disability, dances, sings, hides, and shows emotions such as happiness and sadness.
The Night Search
By: Kate Chamberlin
A young girl who is blind does not want to use her cane. After getting lost, she realizes that a cane is a valuable tool for helping her find her way.
We Can Do It!
By: Laura Dwight
Five young children with varying abilities do things differently while also successfully participating in a variety of activities.
We’ll Paint the Octopus Red
By: Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
TA boy is born with Down syndrome. His sister worries her brother will be different but learns he will be able to do many things she also enjoys doing.