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01-17-2004, 04:49 PM
Recommendations are from SIA publications, a UK organization for SCI's Http://www.spinal.co.uk/help/default.ihtml?pid=45&step=2
'Boots for a Bridesmaid' and 'Are We There Yet?' 2 children's books by Verna Wilkins.
Both books present a positive image of family life and disability. 'Boots for a Bridesmaid' features Nicky, a young reluctant bridesmaid, who hates frills and flowers give her hay fever. She works with her wheelchair-user Mum to prepare for the big day. This book is for 6-8 year olds.
'Are We There Yet?' has a family being driven to a Leisure Park by their wheelchair-user dad. The title refers to the usual back seat questions aimed at the driver. This book is for 2-5 year olds.
Both of these books are available from Amazon.com
Note: Amazon has another book by the same author "Are we there yet, Daddy?" which has a Dad not in a wheelchair.
C5/6 incomplete, injured Aug. 2000
01-20-2004, 05:07 PM
Hi Miss Betheny http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif ,do you no any books for 9-14 http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif
01-20-2004, 06:36 PM
Here is a resource. It includes all types of disabilities, so you would need to review to find those that include SCI or related conditions (such as polio):
Juvenile fiction including disabilities (http://holmes.lib.muohio.edu/search/dPeople+with+disabilities+--+Juvenile+fiction/dpeople+with+disabilities+juvenile+fiction/-5,-1,0,B/exact&FF=dpeople+with+disabilities+juvenile+fiction&1,95,)
Here are some additional books I found at Amazon (different age groups). Most are about a child with a disability instead of a child with a disabled parent. Some are out of print, but available used:
Rolling along with Goldilocks and the Three Bears (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1890627127/qid=1074653211/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Friends at School (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1887734015/qid=1074653211/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
A Very Special Critter (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/030712763X/qid=1074653743/sr=1-12/ref=sr_1_12/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Don't Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764121189/qid=1074653743/sr=1-13/ref=sr_1_13/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Howie Helps Himself (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0807534226/qid=1074653743/sr=1-16/ref=sr_1_16/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Extraordinary People With Disabilities (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/051626074X/qid=1074653743/sr=1-19/ref=sr_1_19/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Teens With Physical Disabilities: Real-Life Stories of Meeting the Challenges (Issues in Focus) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0894906259/qid=1074654036/sr=1-25/ref=sr_1_25/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Athletes With Disabilities (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0531120198/qid=1074654036/sr=1-26/ref=sr_1_26/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Talking about Disability (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0817255370/qid=1074654036/sr=1-29/ref=sr_1_29/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
The Disability Rights Movement (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0516066323/qid=1074654036/sr=1-30/ref=sr_1_30/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
People With Disabilities (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0761308032/qid=1074654445/sr=1-43/ref=sr_1_43/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
The Road Back : Living with a Physical Disability (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0595090710/qid=1074654445/sr=1-46/ref=sr_1_46/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
The Storm (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0525651500/qid=1074654614/sr=1-55/ref=sr_1_55/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Susan Laughs (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805065016/qid=1074654806/sr=1-63/ref=sr_1_63/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679840346/qid=1074654968/sr=1-72/ref=sr_1_72/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
My Buddy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/080501747X/qid=1074655154/sr=1-87/ref=sr_1_87/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Arnie and the New Kid (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140509453/qid=1074655154/sr=1-90/ref=sr_1_90/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
You'Ve Got a Friend (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1581340605/qid=1074655404/sr=1-101/ref=sr_1_101/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
My Mommy's Special (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0516038613/qid=1074655404/sr=1-105/ref=sr_1_105/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Jonathan & Papa (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0966017277/qid=1074656058/sr=1-170/ref=sr_1_170/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Mama Zooms (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0590457748/qid=1074655961/sr=1-154/ref=sr_1_154/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Sammy Wakes His Dad (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1887734872/qid=1074656562/sr=1-181/ref=sr_1_181/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Wheelchair Track Events (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1560656166/qid=1074655678/sr=1-125/ref=sr_1_125/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance&s=books)
Lets Talk About It: Extraordinary Friends (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0698118618/qid=1074656162/sr=5-2/ref=cm_lm_asin/002-0946712-4631237?v=glance)
Here is a list at Amazon put together by a first grade teacher:
Books about physical disabilities (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/2SMKSG8PGTMM6/qid=1074656162/sr=5-2/ref=sr_5_2/002-0946712-4631237)
[This message was edited by SCI-Nurse on 01-20-04 at 10:47 PM.]
01-21-2004, 04:51 AM
Not about spinal cord injury...but let me just say that Chris Crutcher's books are excellent, and "The Crazy Horse Electric Game" is one of the best. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif I saw it on the list in the first link.
And another book about SCI, but this time from the perspective of the newly injured quad's twin brother...it's out of print I think, but there are a lot of them in the Amazon marketplace. Head Over Wheels (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/offering/list/-/0440931290/all/ref=dp_pb_a/102-0870443-6845767) by Lee Kingman. I read it a while ago, and I thought it was well written, even if just a little bit dated because of the original publication date. But not much.
Don't piss me off or I'll run over your toes. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif
[This message was edited by PB72181 on 01-21-04 at 12:31 PM.]
01-21-2004, 09:21 AM
Joni Eareckson Tada has written some good books too. We wore out a couple several years ago. Sorry, can't remember the titles.