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A Boy And A Jaguar

by Chien, Catia and Rabinowitz, Alan

2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner! Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably...

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Bryant, Jen and Sweet, Melissa

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him.

Back To Front And Upside Down

by Alexander, Claire

While the rest of the class makes birthday cards for the principal, Stanley struggles with his words and letters.

Close to Famous

by Bauer, Joan

A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer! When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business.

The Pirate of Kindergarten

by Lyon, George Ella

Ages 4-8 Summary: Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.

Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist

by Christensen, Bonnie

Born into extreme poverty in a gypsy encampment, Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) overcame tremendous obstacles, including a debilitating injury, to become the world's most acclaimed jazz guitarist.

Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum

by Parker, Robert Andrew

Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful and energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it.

Kami and the Yaks

by Stryer, Andrea Stenn

In the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, a deaf Sherpa boy proves himself to his family by rescuing the family's yaks.

The Deaf Musicians

by Seeger, Pete and Jacobs, Paul Dubois

Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.

Dad, Jackie, and Me

by Uhlberg, Myron

Jackie Robinson is the new first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers--and the first black player in Major League Baseball. A young boy shares the excitement of Robinson's rookie season with his deaf father.

My Pal, Victor / Mi Amigo, Víctor

by Bertrand, Diane Gonzales

Two Latino boys experience carefree friendship despite one boy's disability. In English and Spanish.

Looking Out For Sarah

by Lang, Glenna

Tells the day in the life of a guide dog from the dog's perspective.

Middle School Book

Rain Reign

by Martin, Ann M.

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special.

Handbook for Dragon Slayers

by Haskell, Merrie

Tilda has never given much thought to dragons, attending instead to her endless duties and wishing herself free of a princesss responsibilities.

A Dog Called Homeless

by Lean, Sarah

My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn't always make things happen, however much you want them to. When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking - what's the point if no one is listening?

Wonderstruck

by Selznick, Brian

From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force. Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

After Ever After

by Sonnenblick, Jordan

Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen in remission. Even though the cancer should be far behind him, life still feels fragile.

Anything But Typical

by Baskin, Nora Raleigh

Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong.

Waiting for Normal

by Connor, Leslie

Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way. All or nothing never adds up to normal.

Reaching for Sun

by Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn

Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father.

Rules

by Lord, Cynthia

12-year-old Catherine has spent years trying to teach her autistic brother, David, the rules. But when she meets Jason and Kristi over the summer, it is her own behavior that turns everything upside down.

Tending To Grace

by Fusco, Kimberly Newton

Cornila goes to stay at her reclusive Aunt's farm, after her mother abandons her. She learns many things about herself while there.

Becoming Naomi León

by Ryan, Pam Muñoz

When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.

A Mango Shaped Space

by Mass, Wendy

The book is about a teenage girl Mia who has the ability to see words and numbers in different colors. Describes how she uses this unusual gift.

Teen book

Girls Like Us

by Giles, Gail

With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world.

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