Books Selected for International Disability List

by | Jan 28, 2019 | IBBY NEWS

Three books were selected from the United Kingdom’s eleven nominations for the Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities List 2019.

A subcommittee of IBBY UK nominated eleven books for international selection for this list. The books covered a variety of topics both fiction and non-fiction from deafness to wheelchair use and autism. There was also increased representation this year for hidden disabilities such as epilepsy.

The full list of IBBY UK nominations is below.

SUMMER’S STORY, Living with Epilepsy – ANDY GLYNNE & SALVADOR MALDONADO
RUNNING ON EMPTY – S.E.DURRANT
STATE OF GRACE – RACHAEL DUCAS
OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST – SUSIN NIELSEN
THE CHRISTMASAURUS – TOM FLETCHER
AVA’S SPECTACULAR SPECTACLES – ANGELA PERRINI & ALICE REX.
NIGHT SHIFT – DEBI GLIORI
FRIDA KAHLO – ISABEL SANCHEZ VEGARA & GEE FAN ENG
PROUD TO BE DEAF – AVA, LILLI & NICK BEESE
STORM of STRAWBERRIES – JO COTTERIL
ZEKI CAN SWIM – ANNA MCQUIN, RUTH HEARSON

The international committee selected State of Grace. This is a first person narrative about a teenager with autism. Optimists Die First covers mental health issues. Proud to be Deaf is a non-fiction book.

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