Children’s Books on Stuttering, Asperger’s Win National Awards A book on stuttering written for elementary school children and a book on Asperger’s syndrome for middle-schoolers will receive two of the three American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Awards at the ALA’s annual conference in June. The Schneider awards honor books that artistically express the disability experience for child ... News in Brief
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Children’s Books on Stuttering, Asperger’s Win National Awards
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News in Brief   |   May 01, 2015
Children’s Books on Stuttering, Asperger’s Win National Awards
The ASHA Leader, May 2015, Vol. 20, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.20052015.10
The ASHA Leader, May 2015, Vol. 20, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.20052015.10
A book on stuttering written for elementary school children and a book on Asperger’s syndrome for middle-schoolers will receive two of the three American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Awards at the ALA’s annual conference in June.
The Schneider awards honor books that artistically express the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards are presented for the best teen, middle school and children’s book.
In the youngest category, “A Boy and a Jaguar,” written by Alan Rabinowitz and illustrated by Catia Chien, is written from the perspective of a young boy who stutters except when he sings or talks to animals.
Ann M. Martin’s “Rain Reign” for middle-schoolers depicts the life of an 11-year-old girl with Asperger’s who must break her routine to find her dog, who goes missing in a storm.
The teen category’s “Girls Like Us,” by Gail Giles, follows two very different young women with developmental disabilities who become roommates as they enter the adult world after completing a high school special education program.
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