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Ability Awareness: Teen Book List

Posted 10/12/21 by Abby B and Sheri K

What is normal? Who is normal? Most importantly, who cares about normal? We are all different. Different strengths, different struggles, different abilities, and different disabilities. Isn’t that what makes our world so interesting and special? Some disabilities are obvious for the entire world to see, while others are hidden deep inside and may be known only by the individual. Either way, different struggles just make us human. Want to gain a better understanding of younger characters that are identified as different in some way? 

Check out these titles about youths who defied normal.

Cover of Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD

Fish in a Tree

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD
Cover of Show Me a Sign

Show Me a Sign

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

Show Me a Sign

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Anything but Typical

Anything but Typical

Anything but Typical

Cover of The Silence Between Us

The Silence Between Us

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

The Silence Between Us

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of The Running Dream

The Running Dream

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD

The Running Dream

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   Spoken CD
Cover of Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World

eAudiobook   |   Large Print

Marcelo in the Real World

eAudiobook   |   Large Print
Cover of Jerk, California

Jerk, California

Jerk, California

Cover of The Six

The Six

The Six

Cover of Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express

Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express

eBook

Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express

eBook
Cover of Love from A to Z

Love from A to Z

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Love from A to Z

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

eBook   |   eAudiobook

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of A Mango-Shaped Space

A Mango-Shaped Space

eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

A Mango-Shaped Space

eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

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

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