Teens With Disabilities

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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin (Berk, Josh) Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. He befriends the only guy less popular than him, and they have the smarts and guts to figure out who killed the star quarterback. Will can't hear what's going on, but he's a great observer. So, who did it? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him?

Tangerine (Bloor, Edward.) 12-year-old Paul, who is legally blind, fights for the right to play on his school’s soccer team and learns the truth about how he lost his sight.

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes (Crutcher, Chris.) Overweight Eric and burn victim Sarah Byrnes bonded in junior high to fight off bullies, but now Eric must try to help Sarah, the toughest person he has ever known, who has become catatonic.

Of Sound Mind (Ferris, Jean.) The only hearing member of his family, high school senior Theo feels burdened by the task of interpreting for them, especially his demanding artist mother.

Pinned (Flake, Sharon) Adonis is smart, intellectually gifted and born without legs; Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade--but Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life whatever he or her best friend thinks.

Sweetblood (Hautman, Pete.) 16-year-old Lucy, thinks her diabetes may make her a potential vampire, but her research turns dangerous when she meets a real vampire online.

Kissing Doorknobs (Hesser, Terry Spencer.) 14-year-old Tara is smart, pretty, nice and popular, but also suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which creates havoc in her life, especially at home.

The Window  (Ingold, Jeanette) Blinded by the accident that killed her mother, 15 year-old Mandy comes to terms with her disability and the loss of her mother.

Five Flavors of Dumb (John, Antony) How can Piper possibly manage a band when she's deaf? She's determined to show her classmates that just because she's hearing impaired, it doesn't mean she's invisible.

Accidents Of Nature (Johnson, Harriet Mcbryde) Seventeen-year-old Jean has cerebral palsy, and her life is changed when she attends a ten-day session at Camp Courage, where she meets a friend with fresh views about how crippled people fit into society.

Gadget Girl (Kamata, Suzanne) Aiko Cassidy, a fourteen-year-old with cerebral palsy, tired of posing for the sculptures that have made her mother famous, dreams of going to Japan to meet her father and become a great manga artist, but takes a life-changing trip to Paris, instead.

Flowers for Algernon (Keyes, Daniel) Charlie Gordon, a developmentally disabled adult janitor, becomes a genius through an experimental operation.

Stoner and Spaz (Koertge, Ron) Ben, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy and an insatiable appetite for movies, will never be the same since meeting Colleen, a beautiful, young drug addict.

A Mango-Shaped Space: A Novel (Mass, Wendy) Afraid that she was crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia kept secret the fact that for as long as she can remember letters and numbers had colors and sounds had both colors and shapes, until she is diagnosed with synesthesia.

Cut (McCormick, Patricia) 15-year-old Callie, hospitalized for cutting herself, gradually comes out of her silence to admit the reasons for her actions.

Andromeda Klein (Portman, Frank) High school sophomore Andromeda is an outcast because she studies the occult and has a hearing impairment and other disabilities. She overcomes grief over terrible losses by enlisting others' help in her plan to save library books--and finds a kindred spirit along the way.

Emily Good as Gold (Rubin, Susan Goldman) 13-year-old developmentally disabled Emily longs to be like other teens.

Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (Sones, Sonya) When her sister becomes mentally ill, 14-year-old Cookie shares her feelings in free-verse poems.

Inside Out (Trueman, Terry) While 16-year-old schizophrenic Zach is waiting in a coffee shop after school for his mom to bring his medication, two teens attempt robbery and take hostages.

Stuck in Neutral (Trueman, Terry) Nobody knows that 14-year-old Shawn, born with cerebral palsy and unable to communicate or control his movements, is actually a genius whose anguished father wants to end his pain.

The Running Dream (Van Draanen, Wendelin) When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Izzy, Willy-Nilly (Voigt, Cynthia) When 15-year-old Izzy loses her leg in a car crash, she struggles to rethink her friendships and her life.

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The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky (Ahmedi, Farah and Tamim Ansary) Farah Ahmedi, an Afghan teenager and immigrant to the U.S. who lost her leg in a land mine accident, tells a tale of endurance and hope.

A Teenager’s Guide to A. D. D.: Understanding and Treating Attention Deficit Disorders Through the Teenage Years (Amen, Antony , J, Sharon R. Johnson and Daniel G. Amen) Written by two teenagers and a neurologist, this book explains what’s really happening in the brain and addresses esteem, family, friends, and teachers.

Frida Kahlo: Portrait of a Mexican Painter  (Cruz, Barbara C). A near-fatal accident at age 18 did not stop Frida from living life to the fullest.

The World at Her Fingertips: the Story of Helen Keller (Dash, Joan) The brilliant Helen Keller (1880-1968) showed how many possibilities there are for people with physical challenges.

Soul Surfer (Hamilton, Bethany Bethany) A young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, tells a story of faith and success.

Learning Outside the Lines (Mooney, Jonathan) Inspirational stories of learners who had to live with different learning styles.

The Burn Journals (Runyon, Brent) At fourteen, Brent Runyon set himself on fire and survived to tell this harrowing account of pain, procedures, and emotional recovery.
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