Bookmark: books and disability

Looking for information on disability and children's books? Bookmark is full of advice and book recommendations for families, teachers, librarians, authors and publishers. 

For more information about Bookmark, contact BookTrust's disability consultant Alexandra Strick.

Bookmark Book of the Month: August

I Have No Secrets

Penny Joelson

Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy and is non-verbal. She lives with her foster family and has a cherished friend in her carer Sarah. But with Dan, Sarah's boyfriend, things aren't what they seem. A fast-paced and accessible thriller.

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Deaf Awareness Week booklist

Books we like on this topic

Books that feature deafness as a key theme, have a deaf protagonist, and books that happen to include children with hearing aids and cochlear implants, in a subtle and natural way.

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Bookmark advice for:

Disability

Families, teachers and librarians

Advice on how to find inclusive books and why positive images of disability matter. 

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Disability

Writers, illustrators and publishers

Top tips on including positive images of disability in books, and what else the publishing industry can do to help.

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