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1 - I Talk Like a River

Jordan Scott - Neal Porter Books

What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to? Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.I wake up each morning with the sounds of words all around me. And I can't say them...
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2 - Show Me a Sign

Ann Clare LeZotte - Scholastic Press

Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves a riveting Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in the early 19th century.* "A vivid depiction of Deaf community along with an exciting plot and beautiful prose make this...
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3 - This Is My Brain in Love

I. W. Gregorio - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race and, ultimately, self-acceptance, for fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Emergency Contact. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; line-height: 14.0px;...
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4 - Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

Sonia Sotomayor - Philomel Books

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden...
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5 - Song for a Whale

- Delacorte Books for Young Readers

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.

From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios,...
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6 - Cursed

Karol Ruth Silverstein - Charlesbridge Teen

A debut novel for fans of The Fault in Our Stars that thoughtfully and humorously depicts teen Ricky Bloom's struggles with a recent chronic illness diagnosis.As if her parents' divorce and sister's departure for college weren't bad enough, fourteen-year-old Ricky Bloom...
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7 - Anger Is a Gift: A Novel

Mark Oshiro - Tor Teen

Moss Jeffries is many things -- considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd.

But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else -- someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become...

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8 - The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Leslie Connor - Katherine Tegen Books

A 2018 National Book Award Finalist!

From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope.

Mason Buttle is the biggest,...

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9 - Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship


Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.

Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog - it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited...
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10 - You're Welcome, Universe

Whitney Gardner - Knopf Books for Young Readers

A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with...
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11 - Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Shari Green - Pajama Press

Sixth grade is coming to an end, and so is life as Macy McMillan knows it. Already a "For Sale" sign mars the front lawn of her beloved house. Soon her mother will upend their perfect little family, adding a stepfather and six-year-old twin stepsisters. To add insult to injury,...
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12 - Silent Days, Silent Dreams

Allen Say - Arthur A. Levine Books

James Castle was born two months premature on September 25, 1899, on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. He was deaf, mute, autistic and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read or use sign language.

Yet, today Castle's artwork...
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13 - Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

Jennifer Bryant - Knopf Books for Young Readers

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille - a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

**Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!**

Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live...
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14 - As Brave As You

Jason Reynolds - Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Kirkus Award Finalist
Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires - literally - in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King - Johnson Steptoe...
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15 - When We Collided

Emery Lord - Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Seventeen year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant...

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16 - The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Teresa Toten - Delacorte Press

Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park and All the Bright Places.

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17 - The War that Saved My Life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - Dial Books

#1 New York Times Bestseller
Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School)
Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015
New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

An exceptionally moving story of triumph...

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18 - Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Nancy Paulsen Books

A New York Times Bestseller!

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in.

"Everybody is smart...
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19 - Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Laurie Ann Thompson - Schwartz & Wade

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story - which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey - is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people - but not by his mother, who taught him to reach...
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20 - A boy and a jaguar

Alan Rabinowitz - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder, describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.
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21 - Rain Reign

Ann M Martin - Feiwel & Friends

A New York Times Bestseller!

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein) , which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone...

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22 - Girls Like Us

Gail Giles - Candlewick Press

A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world.

We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that...
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23 - Rose Under Fire

Elizabeth Wein - Disney Pr

While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbr ck, the notorious women's concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty,...
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24 - Handbook for Dragon Slayers

Merrie Haskell - Harper

Like Gail Carson Levine's books, Merrie Haskell's middle grade fantasy adventure Handbook for Dragon Slayers mixes magic, mythical creatures, thrilling action, and a wonderful cast of characters.Political upheaval sends Princess Tilda fleeing from her kingdom in the company of two hopeful...
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25 - A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Jen Bryant - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel...
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26 - Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

Harry Mazer - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition

A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel from award-winning authors-one a veteran.Ben lives a charmed life - effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army, no one thinks...
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27 - A Dog Called Homeless

Sarah Lean - Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition

Praised by Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award-winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart.Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother,...
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28 - Back to Front and Upside Down

Claire Alexander - Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Its the principal Mr. Slippers birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a muddle. Stan is afraid to ask for help, until a friend assures him that nobodys good at everything. And after lots...
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29 - Close to Famous

Joan Bauer - Viking Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition

Foster McFee dreams of having her own cooking show like her idol, celebrity chef Sonny Kroll. Macon Dillard's goal is to be a documentary filmmaker. Foster's mother Rayka longs to be a headliner instead of a back-up singer. And Miss Charleena plans a triumphant return to Hollywood....
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30 - Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick - Scholastic Press

In this groundbreaking tour de force, Caldecott Medalist and bookmaking pioneer Brian Selznick sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose...
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31 - The Running Dream

Wendelin Van Draanen - Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition

Winner of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Award

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

As she struggles...
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32 - The Pirate of Kindergarten

George Ella Lyon - Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Doubles are good for lots of things - double scoops of ice cream, double features at the movies. But double vision is NOT a good kind of double. In fact, it can make kindergarten kind of hard. Ginny sees double chairs at reading circle and double words in her books. She knows that only...
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