Allen, Mabel Esther.
The Flash Children
. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1975.
Set in England, this story concerns three children who move to a new home and become involved in the problems of a visually handicapped schoolmate.
Summer of the Swans
. New York: Viking Press. 1970.
The story of a teenage girl coming to grips with her mentally retarded brother and with herself during a family crisis.
My Friend Jacob
. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1980.
The friendship between a 17 year old black boy and an 8 year old white boy is based on their acceptance of each other’s limitations and their willingness to help one another. The fact that the older boy is mentally slow and of a different race than the younger boy presents no barriers to their friendship.
Hayes, Marnell L.
The Tuned-In, Turned-On Book About Learning Disabilities
. San Rafael, CA: Academic Therapy Publications (1539 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901), 1974.
This book for learning disabled children explains learning disabilities, has sections where children can decide whether they are “auditory” or “visual” learners, and provides study hints.
Koob, Theodora Joanna.
. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1969.
A young girl is confused when her parents disagree about the future of her ten-year-old mentally retarded brother.
New York: Harper and Row, 1972.
The story concerns Anna, a young girl with partial sight. She and her family move from Germany to Canada, where Anna has a great deal of trouble in school until she is placed in a “sight-saving” class.
Listen for the Singing
. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1975.
Anna’s story is continued as she goes to high school and her family copes with the problems caused by being German in Canada during the Second World War.
Spring Begins in March
. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1969.
Meg, the youngest member of the Copeland family, has always been the family darling and clown. However, when she goes to school, her teachers do not appreciate her humor and she begins to withdraw. Soon she is having real trouble both in school and at home. This story concerns how Meg and her family solve her problems.
. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1968.
A girl who has shouldered a great deal of responsibility for her little brother helps her family accept the fact that he is mentally retarded.
Rappaport, Eva. Banner Forward:
The Pictorial Biography of a Guide Dog
. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1969.
This is a book for those interested in guide dogs. It follows Banner, a golden retriever, through her intensive training and introduction to a new owner.
Farewell, Aunt Isabell
. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
Two sisters are sure their mentally ill aunt will get well if they can make her happy.