Tag Archives: disabilities

Out of My Mind

Courage. Communication. Friendship. Being left out. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper explores these themes with a beautiful touch.  Listen: “Words have always swirled around me like snowflakes–each one delicate and different, each one melting untouched in my … Continue reading


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Mockingbird (mok’ing-bûrd)

When Caitlin and her dad are left to deal with the shocking death of her brother, Devon, they grieve in ways foreign to each other. Caitlin’s Asperger’s syndrome makes it difficult to Get It when her dad can’t do the … Continue reading

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I’m Here

I’m Here is a gentle book of friendship about a boy who is here, while they are there. The opening pages are especially poignant and show the story of anyone who sits outside societal norms, including children in the autism spectrum. … Continue reading

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