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Mental Retardation Awareness

titles featuring mentally challenged characters

Young Adult
Me Too - Vera & Bill Cleaver
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
A Face In Every Window - Han Nolan
Tribute To Another Dead Rock Star - Randy Powell
Rooster - Beth Nixon Weaver

Juvenile Fiction
The Summer of the Swans - Betsy Byars
Stay Away from Simon! - Carol Carrick
Fighting Tackle - Matt Christopher
Crazy Lady! - Jane Leslie Conly
Bucking the Sarge - Christopher Paul Curtis
Radiance Descending - Paula Fox
Ben, King of the River - David Gifaldi
Who Will Take Care of Me? - Patricia Hermes
My Louisiana Sky - Kimberly Willis Holt
The Everlasting Hills - Irene Hunt
Spider Sparrow - Dick King-Smith
The Silent Boy - Lois Lowry
A Corner of the Universe - Ann M. Martin
The Wild Kid - Harry Mazer
Me and Rupert Goody - Barbara O'Connor
Welcome Home, Jellybean - Marlene Fanta Shyer
Risk n' Roses - Jan Slepian
Tru Confessions - Janet Tashjian
The King of Hearts' Heart - Sam Teague
Rooster - Don Trembath
Bringing Nettie Back - Nancy Hope Wilson
The Man Who Loved Clowns - June Rae Wood
The Dollhouse Murders - Betty Ren Wright

Picture Books
Treasure On Gold Street / El tesoro de la Calle Oro - Lee Merrill Byrd
Big Brother Dustin - Alden R. Carter
Dustin's Big School Day - Alden R. Carter
My Friend Jacob - Lucille Clifton
We Can Do It! - Laura Dwight
Be Good to Eddie Lee - Virginia Fleming
ABC For You and Me - Meg Girnis
Keeping Up With Roo - Sharlee Glenn
Way to Go, Alex! - Robin Pulver
Where's Chimpy - Berniece Rabe
Don't Look at Me: A Child's Book about Feeling Different - Doris Sanford
What's Wrong with Timmy? - Maria Shriver
A Special Kind of Sister - Lucia B. Smith
We'll Paint the Octopus Red - Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
"Thumbs Up, Rico!" - Maria Testa
My Friend Isabelle - Eliza Woloson

We Laugh, We Love, We Cry: Children Living with Mental Retardation - Thomas Bergman
Down Syndrome - Christina M. Girod
My Name Is Not Slow: Youth with Mental Retardation - Autumn Libal
My Sister's Special - Jo Prall
Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister is Autistic - Marsha Sarah Rosenberg
Down Syndrome - Salvatore Tocci

Chris Burke - Helen Monsoon Geraghty

titles last updated July 1, 2006

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