Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people–but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
People with disabilities are one of the largest minority groups in the United States, but they’re comparatively underrepresented in picture books. Though representation is increasing, picture book characters with disabilities are still predominantly white.
It’s important for kids of color with disabilities to see themselves in books. These books introduce kids of color with disabilities to characters who look like them—people with disabilities being kids and accomplishing cool things.
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A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.
This poetic and uplifting picture book illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of “We Are the Gardeners” by Joanna Gaines follows a young girl born with cerebral palsy as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer. You can also check out this title as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school.
Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
A picture book biography of Olympic champion Wilma Rudolph, who beat polio to win gold medals and break world records for sprinting.