Differently Abled Characters

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These are books that featured characters who are differently-abled. Listen to RAR #139: Kindness Over Curiosity for more inspiration and ideas about sharing these books with your kids!

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Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books)
The Secret Garden
When Charley Met Emma
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability
Zero
Wonder
McKenna (American Girl)
The Snow Rabbit
One
Thank You, Mr. Falker
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
We’re All Wonders
Melissa Parkington’s Beautiful, Beautiful Hair
Raising a Hero
Fish in a Tree
Only You Can Be You: What Makes You Different Makes You Great
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
Soar
The Black Book of Colors
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures
Wish
Be Good to Eddie Lee
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
Beautiful
Different is Awesome
Not Your Typical Dragon
Dad and Me in the Morning
Happy in Our Skin
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
The Art of Miss Chew
Let’s Talk about It: Extraordinary Friends (Mr. Rogers)
Chrysanthemum
We’ll Paint the Octopus Red
Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability (A First Look At…Series)

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“The recommendations are spot on. Sort of freaky in a good way! 😂”
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“Fun quiz and easy to use. Thank you!”
Sarah Y.