[kids-lib] Books on Disabilities

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Sep 13 08:28:03 PDT 2010

Hello!  There has been a great conversation about libraries and disabled patrons on ALA's Association of Library Services to Children's email discussion list.  This morning a librarian recommended Teaching About Disabilities Through Children's Literature by Tina Taylor Dyches and Mary Anne Prater. Considering this email discussion and a growing interested how to appropriately serve children with disabilities in the library, I wanted to remind you that this title is available to checkout from the State Library.

If you would like to request this or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119.  Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos).  Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way.


Prater, M.A. & Dyches, T.T. (2008). Teaching about disabilities through children's literature. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
This book is written to provide teachers, social workers, school psychologists, counselors, and other professionals who work with children a comprehensive guide to selecting and using children's books to teach about disabilities. With the support of this book readers will be able to:

  *   Select appropriate children's literature that includes characters with disabilities;
  *   Use children's books to teach awareness, knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of individuals with disabilities;
  *   Follow unit and lesson plans for recommended books that include characters with disabilities;
  *   Implement standard lesson plans and discussion guides for self-selected books that include characters with disabilities; and
  *   Recognize what books are available and recommended in this genre.
The book includes reproducible lesson and unit plans and extensive annotated bibliographies of over 100 books. Grades K-12. --Book description

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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