Picture Books By Topic: disability

Henri’s Scissors

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By: Jeanette Winter
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Description: Non-fiction bio of artist Henri Matisse.
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Miss Rumphius

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By: Barbara Cooney
Illustrated by: Barbara Cooney
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Description: Growing older, a lifetime, legacies, flowers, planting When still a little girl, Alice Rumphius decided that when she grew up she would visit faraway places, live by the sea and do something to make the world more beautiful–per her grandfather’s advice.
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Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

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By: Lindsey McDivitt
Illustrated by: Eileen Ryan Ewen
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Description: Gwen Frostic was a nature artist & early environmentalist who sketched in nature, then created striking prints. After a serious illness as a child she remained strong and independent. A pioneering woman, Gwen never let her disabilities, gender or age define her. She sold her beautiful greeting cards and books worldwide hoping to open people’s eyes to the beauty of our natural world.
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Ten Ways to Hear Snow

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By: Cathy Camper
Illustrated by: Kenard Pak
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Description: Lina, the main character, is walking through snow to visit her Sitti, her grandmother, who lives in an independent living building. The two are going to stuff grape leaves, an activity that’s harder for Sitti because her sight is failing. Sounds have become very important to this Lebanese grandmother and granddaughter. This book encourages readers to make their own snow sounds, discuss other ways to hear snow, and learn about onomatopoeia. (Adapted from Bookology Magazine)
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