By JiHyeon Lee
What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out! Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters, and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds. chroniclebooks.com
Planning for Real life After School
By Gary Bunch, Kevin Finnegan and Jack Pearpoint
This is a guide that offers ways for families and teachers to plan for children experiencing challenges. Perspectives of school, parent and child are considered to help make the transition from school to work as seamless as possible.
By Rebecca Stead
It’s the beginning of seventh grade and Bridge, Emily, and Tab have a pact: no fighting. Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend. Tab sees through everybody’s games (or so she tells the world). It’s also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo, and everything is different for him, too. This is a story about the bonds—and limits—of friendship.
Out of My Mind
By Sharon M. Draper
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory and she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and the classmates in her integrated classroom who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. Readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit, who’ll change how they look at anyone with a disability.
Trueman Bradley – Aspie Detective
By Alexei Maxim Russell
Trueman Bradley is a genius detective with a difference: he has Asperger’s Syndrome.Using his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation, and with the help of his new friends and some amazing inventions, Trueman sets out to test his skills against the criminal world of New York City. He is determined to show the police, his friends, and himself, that a guy with AS can become as good a detective as anyone else maybe, even, one of the best. Trueman Bradley – Aspie Detective is a fantasy adventure that will capture your imagination.
How Katie Got a Voice (And a Cool New Nickname)
By Patricia L. Mervine
Everyone at Cherry Street School—even the principal and custodian have nicknames related to their individual interests and personalities. When the new girl, Katie, comes into the class, the students are eager to involve her in their activities and to learn what is special about her. After being introduced to assistive technology, she is finally able to communicate with her new friends. As a result, the students are delighted to see her as a person with many interests and abilities, just like them. And Katie knows she’s a valued member of the school when she is given her own special nickname.
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
By Samantha Abeel
For a straight-A student like Samantha, problems like not being able to tell time, remember her locker combination or count out change at a checkout counter made no sense. She dreaded school, and began having anxiety attacks. In her thirteenth winter, she found the courage to confront her problems—and was diagnosed with a learning disability. Slowly, Samantha’s life began to change again. She discovered that she was stronger than she’d ever thought possible—and that sometimes, when things look bleakest, hope is closer than you think.