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: May

The Mystery of the Colour Thief

Author: Ewa Jozefkowicz Illustrator: Sophie Gilmore (front cover)

The book paints a convincing picture of a harrowing time in a young life, and the time, talking and friendship that helps her to process trauma. But this is by no means a gloomy read, offering ample humour, hope and optimism.

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Asperger’s Syndrome and autism

Raising awareness and improving understanding

See our range of children's and teens' books that feature characters who are on the autistic spectrum or have Asperger’s Syndrome.

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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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