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Books focusing on Differences

  1. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems, age 2-6 (role reversal)
  2. The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt, age 3-7 (resolving differences)
  3. Giraffes Can’t Dance, Giles Andreae, Age 4+ (differences don’t mean you can’t do)
  4. We’re All Wonders, R J Palacio, age 4-8 (Wonder condensed for a younger age)
  5. Wheelie, the Wheelchair in Search of Adventure, Mary Eigel, age 6-10 (mobility)
  6. Just Because, Rebecca Elliott, age 5-7 (wheelchairs don’t define kids)
  7. A Different little Doggie, Heather Whittaker, age 6-9 (accepting differences)
  8. Wonder, R J Palacio, age 8-12 (we are more than our physical characteristics)
  9. El Deafo, Cece Bell, grade 2-6
  10. Who was Helen Keller, Gare Thompson, age 8-12
  11. One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate, grade 4-6 (power of love to overcome)
  12. Fish in a Tree, Linda Mullaly Hunt, age 10+, (dyslexia)
  13. Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper, age 10+, (cerebral palsy),
  14. Honest Truth, Dan Gemeinhart, age 10+ (cancer, friendship)

 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others (click)

Resources/Organizations

GoBabyGo

Runway of Dreams

HandicapThis

Paraquad

Variety the Children’s Charity

Dreams for Kids

Action for Healthy Kids

Special Olympics

Paralympics

Beach Crossers

Active for Life: Physical Literacy

Special Equestrians

Zyrobotics

Soft Wheel Technology

Disability Today Network

Wounded Warrior Project

Quiet Revolution

Kids Mobility Network

New Mobility

Generation Mindful

Shriner’s Hospital, St. Louis

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Wheelchairs4kids

National Easter Seals

Athletes Helping Athletes

Two Angels Foundation

Wheel to Walk

Thumbuddy Special

Juvenile Arthritis Foundation

March of Dimes

Muscular Dystrophy Association

United Cerebral Palsy Association

United Way

Make-a-Wish Foundation

Kids Wish Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

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