Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials

This summer, Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, Professor of Special Education, and Mrs. Michele McDaniel, Coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, received a $1,500 grant from the Illinois State Foundation for Educational Studies, Inc., Delta Kappa Gamma for “Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials.”

With these funds, we are purchasing children’s picture books, chapter books, and teaching materials that address a wide variety of disability experiences for the Ballenger Teachers Center. These items have been carefully selected to support pre-service teacher candidates in EIU’s College of Education. We are excited to announce that these items will be on special display in the Ballenger Teachers Center for the duration of the Fall 2018 semester.

Please preview the titles we have received so far below. More will arrive in the coming weeks. Please come to the BTC to check out some of our beautiful new materials today.

Also, stay tuned for more information about our coordinating Redden Grant for bringing a visiting author to campus!

List of grant materials received as of 22 August 2018.

  • All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism
  • Rudolph, Shaina,
  • 800 R8357al
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  • Always Watch out for the Flying Potato Salad!
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he09
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  • Armond Goes to a Party: A Book About Asperger’s and Friendship
  • Carlson, Nancy L.,
  • 618.92 C197ar
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  • Aunt Holly Call Me Boogie
  • Payne, Holly,
  • 800 P2934ab
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  • Aunt Holly Call Me Shoogie
  • Payne, Holly,
  • 800 P2934as
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  • Awesome Miss Seeds: Her Courage Overcame Disabilities; Her Determination Changed Schools and Teaching
  • Escobar, Dolores A.,
  • 370.92 Se324es
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  • Barefoot Book Of Children
  • Strickland, Tessa,
  • 305.23 St855ba
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  • Bookmarks Are People Too!
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he01
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  • Can I Tell You About Down Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
  • Elliott, Elizabeth J.,
  • 618.9285 EL583ca
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  • Can I Tell You About Cerebral Palsy?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
  • Stanton, Marion, 1956-
  • 616.836 St265ca
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  • Can I Tell You About Dyslexia?: A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals
  • Hultquist, Alan M.,
  • 618.92 H8798ca
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  • Can I Tell You About Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
  • Fidler, Ruth,
  • 618.92 F449ca
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  • Can I Tell You About Peanut Allergy?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
  • Dempsey, Sharon.
  • 616.975 D3996ca
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  • Can I Tell You About Sensory Processing Difficulties?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
  • Allen, Sue (Psychotherapist)
  • 618.92 AL545ca
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  • Charlie & Frog: A Mystery
  • Kane, Karen, 1965-
  • 813 K1315ch
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  • Colors Of the Wind: The Story Of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza
  • Powers, J. L. (Jessica Lynn), 1974-
  • 759.13 M5237po
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  • Conversation Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger’s
  • Toole, Janine,
  • HM691 .T66 2017x
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  • Curious George Joins the Team
  • Platt, Cynthia,
  • 800 P6973cuj
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  • Dana Also Deserves a Playground
  • Manor, Yael.
  • 800 M31715da
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  • Different Abilities
  • Pettiford, Rebecca,
  • 362.4 P453di
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  • Disability and Families
  • Poole, Hilary W.,
  • 362.4 P786di
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  • Ed Roberts: Father Of Disability Rights
  • Carson, Diana Pastora,
  • 362.4 R5418ca
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  • Extraordinary
  • Franklin, Miriam Spitzer,
  • 813 F8547ex
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  • Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he04
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  • Friends with Diverse Abilities.
  • HV1568.2 .F54 2005x
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  • Galia’s Dad Is in a Wheelchair
  • English, James Edward, 1967-
  • 362.43 Or48en
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  • Get Ready Kids: Set Of 5 Friends with Disabilities Figures.
  • HV1568.2 .G48 2000zx
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  • Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist
  • Kats, Jewel, 1978-2016.
  • 800 K1568ha
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  • Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench!
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he10
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  • House Of Robots
  • Patterson, James, 1947-
  • 813 P2774h1
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  • How I Learn: A Kid’s Guide to Learning Disability
  • Miles, Brenda,
  • 618.92 M593ho
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  • How to Hug an Elephant
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he06
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  • I Funny: School Of Laughs.
  • Patterson, James, 1947-
  • 813 P2774i5
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  • I Have a Doll Just Like You!
  • Larson, Julie Ann Zitterkopf,
  • 800 L3296i
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  • If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi
  • Esham, Barbara,
  • 800 Es33if
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  • It’s Called Dyslexia
  • Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer.
  • 618.92 M7851dy
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  • Keep Your Ear on the Ball
  • Petrillo, Genevieve, 1952-
  • 800 P4484ke
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  • Knees: The Mixed-up World Of a Boy with Dyslexia
  • Oelschlager, Vanita.
  • 813 Oe1kn
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  • Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
  • 616.89 L6263
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  • Manual for Marco
  • Abdullah, Shaila, 1971-
  • 800 Ab328ma
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  • Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus and Calm
  • Stewart, Whitney, 1959-
  • BF637.M56 S74 2017x
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  • Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
  • Esham, Barbara,
  • 800 Es33mr
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  • My Brother Charlie
  • Peete, Holly Robinson, 1964-
  • 800 P3472my
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  • My Friend Suhana
  • Abdullah, Shaila, 1971-
  • 800 Ab328my
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  • My Friend Has Autism
  • Doering, Amanda F., 1980-
  • 618.92 D673my
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  • My Special Needs Family
  • Harrington, Claudia, 1957-
  • 800 H435my
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  • My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay
  • Best, Cari.
  • 800 B464my
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  • Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever
  • Patterson, James, 1947-
  • 813 P2774i6
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  • Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism
  • Burns, Ellen Flanagan.
  • 813 B9373no
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  • Pablo Pineda: “being Different Is a Value”
  • Bosch, Albert,
  • 616.85 P653bo
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  • Princess Panda Tea Party: A Cerebral Palsy Fairy Tale
  • Kats, Jewel, 1978-2016.
  • 618.92 K1568prp
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  • Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale
  • Kats, Jewel, 1978-2016.
  • 618.92 K1568prr
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  • Rescue & Jessica: A Life-changing Friendship
  • Kensky, Jessica,
  • 636.7 K412re
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  • Robot on the Loose
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he11
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  • Robot Revolution
  • Patterson, James, 1947-
  • 813 P2774h3
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  • Short Tale About a Long Dog
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he02
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  • Snow White’s Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale
  • Kats, Jewel, 1978-2016.
  • 800 K1568sn
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  • Social Detective Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger’s
  • Toole, Janine,
  • HM691 .T663 2017x
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  • Soggy, Foggy Campout
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he08
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  • Some Kids Are Blind: A 4d Book
  • Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
  • 362.4 Sch13sob
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  • Some Kids Are Deaf
  • Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
  • 362.4 Sch13sod
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  • Some Kids Use Wheelchairs
  • Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
  • 362.4 Sch13sow
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  • Some Kids Wear Leg Braces: A 4d Book
  • Schaefer, Lola M., 1950-
  • 362.4 Sch13som 2018
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  • Special People, Special Ways
  • Maguire, Arlene H., 1940-
  • 362.4 M2765sp
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  • Stop That Frog!
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he03
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  • Tallest Bridge in the World: A Story for Children About Social Anxiety
  • Burns, Ellen Flanagan,
  • 813 B9373ta
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  • Ten Turtles on Tuesday: A Story for Children About Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Burns, Ellen Flanagan.
  • 813 B9373te
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  • There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he05
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  • They Say I’m Special: 100 Tips for Raising a Happy and Resilient Child with Special Needs
  • Vidakovic, Frances,
  • HV891 .V53 2015x
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  • This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (not Disability)
  • Philip, Aaron,
  • 362.4 P537th
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  • Tomas Loves…: A Rhyming Book About Fun, Friendship–and Autism
  • Welton, Jude,
  • 616.85 W468th
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  • What Do You Use to Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World Of Disabilities
  • Kats, Jewel, 1978-2016.
  • 618.92 K1568wh
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  • Why Are You Looking at Me?: I Just Have Down Syndrome
  • Tompkins, Lisa.
  • 800 T5993wh
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  • You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw
  • Winkler, Henry, 1945-
  • 813 W729he07
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