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International Day of People with Disabilities

December 3rd is the International Day of People with Disabilities. It symbolizes the actions we should take every day, in order to create diverse and accepting communities. Enjoy this selection of books for grades K–12 to help cherish the role we all play, regardless of our abilities, and take on a commitment to create a more inclusive world.

by 49th Teachers · Tagged Diversity and Inclusion


Women With Disabilities

by (author) Helen Wolfe
illustrated by Karen Patkau

The Discovery of Flight

by (author) Susan Glickman

Finding Grace

by (author) Daphne Greer

The Disability Experience

Working Toward Belonging

by (author) Hannalora Leavitt
illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Caterpillars Can't Swim

by (author) Liane Shaw

Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

by (author) Liane Shaw

On the Spectrum

by (author) Jennifer Gold

Free as a Bird

by (author) Gina McMurchy-Barber

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic

A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

by (author) Michael McCreary

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

by (author) Shari Green

Harley the Hero

by (author) Peggy Collins


by (author) Martine Leavitt


by (author) Eric Walters

Emily Included

by (author) Kathleen McDonnell

Writing with Grace

A Journey beyond Down Syndrome

by (author) Judy McFarlane

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

by (author) Teresa Toten

Splish, Splat!

by (author) Alexis Domney
illustrated by Alice Crawford

A Plan for Pops

by (author) Heather Smith
illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Tony's Wheels

by (author) Mila Bongco-Philipzig
illustrated by Michael Parillas

Oh Brother

by (author) Sonya Spreen Bates

Running Behind

by (author) Sylvia Taekema

Rick Hansen

A Life in Motion

by (author) Don Quinlan

The Bare Naked Book

by (author) Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Heather Collins

Body Image Deal With It

Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

by (author) Tierra Hohn
illustrated by Marne Grahlman

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