Schneider Family Book Awards Announced

Janine's Party is proud to include the three winners of the The Schneider Family Book Awards to our suggested books. Just announced today, February 2nd, at the ALA Mid Winter Conference, all three of these books feature main characters who reflect a positive view of people with disabilities.

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Picturebook: A Boy and A Jaguar  (Stuttering)

Written by Alan Rabinowitz Illustrated by Catia Chien

Middle Grade:  Reign Rain (Asperger's Syndrome) by Ann M. Martin

Young Adult: Girls Like Us ( Special Needs) By Gail Giles 

Just in:   El Deafo wins the Newbury Honor!

El Deafo  ( hearing impaired)  by Cece Bell