Looking for a book to read with kids that helps children develop empathy and understanding for people with disabilities? Friends with Disabilities Series joins a growing list of books that do just that. One thing I love about this series, other than the sensitive and honest way it looks at people with disabilities, is the text features! Text boxes, glossary, index, internet sites and related books! I also love the positive message:My friend Robby has a disability called ADHD. But that doesn’t matter to us. We play basketball, tell jokes, go canoeing, and help each other with our homework. I’m glad Robby is my friend!
What is an information storybook? Also known as a nonfiction narrative, information storybooks read like a story but contain information. A hybrid between fiction and nonficiton and a great way to explore facts, but not so great to use for research.
Another great thing about this series? Look at the pictures! These are people of different colours! It isn’t a book about ethnic holidays or food! How happy it makes me to see a variety of ethnicities represented in a non-multiculural book.
Read the series: ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia