Monday, 6 August 2012

Children’s books featuring disability

I blogged about children’s books with disabled characters nearly a year ago. All the sources of information I listed then remain valuable. Those of you interested in this topic may like to know of a few more.

The Nosy Crow blog has a useful article about deaf and blind characters in children’s fiction. It’s worth reading the comments too.

Alexander Strick’s blog for Booktrust on disability issues in children’s books is always pertinent.

Alex has also recently written a thought-provoking guest blog for the Scottish Book Trust on the need for more children’s books that include disabled characters in their images and storylines.

Just Because by Rebecca Elliott is one of my favourite recent picture books with a disabled character. It’s based on Elliott’s own two children, one of whom has severe special needs. Recommended!