Take Part, Take Action: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Join the celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities by supporting the rights of persons with disabilities and promoting a just and inclusive society. Take part with your family by attending our creative musical play events with ScribbleMonster and checking out these inspiring picture books featuring strong kids with disabilities.

A positive, straightforward text with fresh illustrations makes Don't Call Me Special a great place to start the discussion with younger children. It introduces several disabilities and answers questions kids may have in a thoughtful way that promotes inclusion and tolerance. Those looking for more information on specific disabilities may want to try the Overcoming Barriers series or the Friends with Disabilities series.

Celebrating what we all have in common is what Susan Laughs is all about. Susan can do many things, and it is not until we see her wheelchair at the end of the book that readers realize she has a disability.

Emmanuel's Dream is big—really big! He wants to show the people of Ghana that disability does not mean inability by riding across his country in spite of only having "one strong leg." In 2016, this book won an American Library Association Schneider Family Award, which recognizes the best expression of what it's like to live with a disability.

A true celebration of differences, Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! begins with, "My name is Isaac, and I'm a superhero!" and goes on to explain that Isaac's brain works a little differently, but he still loves to play superheroes.