Outstanding books for young people with disabilities

I’ve just taken delivery of a collection of books, nominated by the UK for IBBY’s List of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, 2017.

Some of the books are intended for use by young people with disabilities and others depict young people with disabilities. You may recognise some authors, such as Jacqueline Wilson whose novel, Katyis a modern re-telling of the classic, What Katy Did. It is interesting to see that the popular publisher Dorling Kindersley has some braille books Counting and It Can’t be True in the collection too. Other books are multi-sensory or beautifully illustrated.

You can see the collection alongside some of the international entries, which we have purchased for the library collection, in the glass cabinet in the atrium near to the self-issue kiosks. Next Wednesday, 30th May from 13.00 – 16.00, we’ll open the cabinet so that you can come along and take a closer look at or, indeed, feel of the books!

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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