Bookmark: disability and books

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: July

The Ghosts and Jamal

Author: Bridget Blankley

Jamal wakes to find that everyone in his West African village have been killed. He alone has survived because of how others perceive his epilepsy. This is a powerful, moving and mesmerising story, set in a violent world and seen through a 13-year-old's eyes. 

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Blogs and articles on disability and books

Deaf awareness

A booklist

Books that feature deafness as a key theme, books with 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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