ReadAbility introduces children ages 3 and up to the concept of living with a disability through stories, music and hands on activities. Through the experiences of first voice, children learn how people with disabilities live independently, enjoy hobbies, go to school, work, engage in their community and participate in activities.
Led by first voice volunteers with a variety of backgrounds, this project focuses on children and youth and reflects diverse abilities with the goal of understanding full inclusion.
Each book is written for children and takes just a few minutes to read. They're available for loan at your local public library or can be borrowed through inter-library loan service. This is updated as new books are identified. Please contact the League with any suggested additions.
For additional book suggestions or books for other age groups, many organizations have curated lists of children's books about disabilities, including; The Iris Center: www.iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/books and Little Parachutes: littleparachutes.com/category/health/disabilities .