Kingsley, Jason and Mitchell Levitz, Count Us In, Growing Up with Down Syndrome, Harcourt, Inc., New York, 1994
This book changes stereotypes about Down syndrome when it exposes the feelings of two young men, ages 19 and 22, who share their thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. It is organized as an interview of the two young men, their mothers and their fathers.
Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse, I have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1977
A narrative from the perspective of an older sibling, this story tells about a five year old hearing impaired girl and her daily life. It gives insights from the perspective of a child to other children.
Stroehm, Kate, Being the Other One, Growing up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs, Shambhala, Boston, 2005
The author's experience as the sibling of a sister with cerebral palsy makes her an expert on being an "able" sibling. The book gives practical advice, support and insight.
Shyer, Marlene Fanta, Welcome Home, Jellybean, Aladdin Paperbacks, Simon & Shuster, NY, 1978
A novel for students aged 9 -12 about a boy whose family decides to take their teenage daughter home from a residential school. The sister has cognitive challenges which greatly impact her life, but her parents, not happy with the living situation at the school, take their 13 year-old daughter home to live. The story is told from the perspective of the brother.
Spaceman, by Jane Cutler, Dutton Children's Books, New York, New York, 1997 (138 pp)
This fast paced and authentic novel is about a boy with multiple learning problems. This book promises to change the way readers think about their classmates.