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Ability Awareness resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)

Posted 10/22/21 by Kate M

Good books serve as both mirrors and windows. Characters of various backgrounds and abilities can simultaneously teach us empathy and normalize a reality that may be different from our own. We hope that this list of both fiction and nonfiction titles for your middle grades reader will open and expand their level of ability awareness. 

A Library card number and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need help with an existing card or PIN? Contact your nearest location or call 419.259.5200. Need a new card?

Enjoy these diverse reads and request to borrow them from your closest library location! Looking for more diverse programs and activities? Check out our BIG IDEA page.

Interested in a different topic for your learner? Suggest a topic or request a digital booklist by email at Childrens.Library@toledolibrary.org

Fiction

Cover of Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Cover of Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

eBook

Wonderstruck

eBook
Cover of The Chance to Fly

The Chance to Fly

hoopla

The Chance to Fly

hoopla
Cover of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Counting by 7’s

Counting by 7’s

eAudiobook

Counting by 7’s

eAudiobook
Cover of Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

eAudiobook

Freak the Mighty

eAudiobook
Cover of The War that Saved my Life

The War that Saved my Life

eBook   |   eAudiobook

The War that Saved my Life

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Rules

Rules

Rules

Cover of Rain Reign

Rain Reign

Audiobook   |   eBook

Rain Reign

Audiobook   |   eBook

Nonfiction

Cover of Not so Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability

Not so Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability

Not so Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability

Cover of This Kid Can Fly : It's About Ability (Not Disability)

This Kid Can Fly : It's About Ability (Not Disability)

hoopla eBook

This Kid Can Fly : It's About Ability (Not Disability)

hoopla eBook
Cover of Born Just Right

Born Just Right

Born Just Right

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