Inclusive Book Guide: Part 2

In our first Inclusive Book Guide, we put together a list of books that focus on, or include characters with diverse learning styles or disabilities. We've created a part 2 of our Inclusive Book Guide with even more book titles. Whether it's your own child who would benefit from relatable characters and content, or you simply want to enrich your home library, these books offer increased representation and will make a wonderful addition to your collection. 

While all of these books are available for purchase online, we always encourage our readers to support local bookstores, when possible. 

A Note About "Othering"

"Othering" is the act of treating something as different from mainstream. For example, here are all these books about "normal" children, and these are the books about other people who have learning disabilities. To avoid othering, make sure that all books are blended into your main library space and put into your regular reading rotation. 

Dyslexia

It's Called Dyslexia (Ages 5-6)

Ben and Emma's Big Hit (Ages 4-8) 

Here's Hank Series  (Ages 6-8)

Eleven (Ages 8-12)

Close to Famous (Ages 10-14)

ADHD

A Dragon with ADHD: A Children's Story about ADHD (Ages 5-8) 

Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (Ages 7-11)

Joey Pigza Loses Control (Ages 10-14) 

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Ages 10-14)

Tom Sawyer (Ages 12-18)

Anxiety

Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety (Ages 0-8) 

How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear? (Ages 3-9) 

Breathe (Ages 4-8) 

What Do You Do With a Problem? (Ages 5-8)

Highly Illogical Behavior (YA)

 

Speech-Language

The Mouth With a Mind of Its Own (Ages 4-8)

Maya's Voice  (Ages 4-7)

Hooway for Wodney Wat (Ages 4-8)

The BFG  (Ages 8-12)

Paperboy (Ages 10+)

Other Inclusive Titles

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger (Ages 4-8)

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Ages 5-9) 

Ugly (Ages 8-12)

Rules (Ages 9-12) 

Fish in a Tree (Ages 10-14)

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