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Great Characters With Disabilities In YA and MG : Guest Post by Sarah Heacox

Hello! I was asked to write a guest post on something I'm passionate about: great YA (and MG) novels with characters with disabilities (CWD). It's so important for those characters to exist, for the same reason it's vital to have characters of color, characters with terrible parents, LGBTQ characters, characters with mental illness, characters who are poor, characters who are immigrants, characters who are hopelessly dorky, and just generally the whole wide range of kid and teenager humanity. If a kid reads her way through the library and there's no book about any kid that resembles her, then what is she to think? Books bring us together and let us know we're not alone, that people just like us are good and have good adventures and ultimately triumph. If we never see ourselves in the stories we read, how do we learn that we can shine?

Date: 2011-04-10 03:39 am (UTC)
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Oooh, I think I'm going to have to try to find a few of these- especially Accidents of Nature. I read Too Late to Die Young a while ago and loved it, but I had no idea she'd written fiction as well.

Date: 2011-04-10 04:26 am (UTC)
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Gladly! It may be a while before I get around to it, but I'll be sure to post something when I do.


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