Special Collections

Heroes with Disabilities

Description: Learn about the experiences of children with disabilities. This list is a collection of fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens.

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I Have A Sister -- My Sister Is Deaf

by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson

A young deaf child who loves to run and jump and play is affectionately described by her older sister.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Deaf Child Crossing

by Marlee Matlin

Despite the fact that Megan is deaf and Cindy can hear, the two girls become friends when Cindy moves into Megan's neighborhood, but when they go away to camp, their friendship is put to the test.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

A Brief History of Dog Guides for the Blind

by Nelson Coon

This book highlights the early history of guide dogs before World War I, dating back to Pompay and perhaps farther.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

A Brush With Darkness: Learning to Paint After Losing My Sight

by Lisa Fittipaldi

A memoir of becoming blind and returning to the work she loves.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Extraordinary People with Disabilities

by Deborah Kent and Kathryn A. Quinlan

Profiles several dozen people throughout history with various physical or mental disabilities. Additional articles provide historical background on the disability rights movement.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Blind Man Running

by Michael Mcintire

Autobiography of a blind man's journey through life as a traveling musician

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Seeing Beyond Sight: Photographs by Blind Teenagers

by Tony Deifell

Putting cameras in the hands of visually impaired children proved to be extremely fruitful both for the photographers, and for the viewers of their images.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

What I Learned in America

by Jalil Mortazavi


Date Added: 05/18/2017

Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph

by Katharine E. Wilkie

Focusing on her childhood years, this biography is about Helen Keller who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan. Juvenile literature.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Disabled, Female and Proud!: Stories of Ten Women with Disabilities

by Harilyn Rousso and Susan Gushee O'Malley and Mary Severance

Ten stories of women with disabilities who succeeded.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

A Different Way of Seeing: Youth with Visual Impairments and Blindness (Youth With Special Needs)

by Patricia Souder

When Kyla got hit in the face with a basketball during a game, she developed a retina detachment. Follow Kyla as she learns to work with her visual impairment.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the Original Deaf-Blind Girl

by Elisabeth Gitter

What inspired Helen Keller's mother to have such high hopes for her daughter? The answer is Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl. Here is her story.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Moving over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap

by Pamela K. Walker

A book about the author's coming of age alongside disability activists and artists with disabilities, reflecting the sociological evolution from disability rights to disability culture. It features many of the artists and groups that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1980s, including Axis Dance Company, Bruce Curtis, CJ Jones, David Roche, Cheryl Marie Wade and Wry Crips Disabled Women's Theater.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Arts, Culture, and Blindness: A Study of Blind Students in the Visual Arts

by Simon Hayhoe

This book explores one of the most powerful myths in modern society: the myth that blind people are incapable of understanding and creating visual arts.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Unseen Childhoods: Disabled Characters in 20th-Century Books for Girls

by Helen A. Aveling

A collection of essays on the portrayal of disability in 20th-century novels for girls.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Freak the Mighty

by Rodman Philbrick

Two boys - a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces - forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. (Made into the film, The Mighty. )

Date Added: 05/18/2017

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille

by Russell Freedman

A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (and True!) Stories

by Saundra Mitchell

From Stevie Wonder to Emma Watson, and Pocahontas to Pablo Picasso , 50 amazing kids who shaped history!A collection of biographies profiling some of the most influential kids in history and today.

Date Added: 05/18/2017

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