SciFi Fantasy Books for Kids that have Disabled Characters

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Over at Reddit there is a pretty good thread where people are recommending Young Adult and Children’s SciFi/Fantasy books where a character has a disability. It was started by KristaDBall. Hey everyone! In my new book, I have an amputee character. A mother of a seven year old contacted me to ask why I did it and I explained how my own Mom is an amputee, and people like her are underrepresented in fiction. She agreed and said there are almost no books out there for her daughter, with characters … [Read more...]

Explanation: A mother talks to her autistic child about 9/11.

The is a guest post which first appeared on Facebook from my long time friend Jennifer Gibbs who lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and three children. Her words to her daughter reminded me to see the tragedy in my life with a new point of view. I hope it inspires you as well.My daughter, Megan, is twelve years old and some people don't know she's on the autism spectrum. Frequently I have to explain people's reactions emotionally because she doesn't get it. So today Megan came home … [Read more...]

A Mother to Many

I can't have children. With that simple statement comes images of an infant's downy checks under soft hazel eyes wrapped up in a blanket, a toddler racing up to me wanting her mommy to see what she's found. There are many different children I see with different combinations of my traits and those of my husband. In my mind I hold these mourned children and they smile at me and I feel our connection – that great mystery of blood and spirit shared between woman and child.I am grieving for an o … [Read more...]


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