Books Selected for International Disability List
Three books were selected from the United Kingdom’s eleven nominations for the Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities List 2019.
The full list of IBBY UK nominations is below.
SUMMER’S STORY, Living with Epilepsy – ANDY GLYNNE & SALVADOR MALDONADO
RUNNING ON EMPTY – S.E.DURRANT
STATE OF GRACE – RACHAEL DUCAS
OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST – SUSIN NIELSEN
THE CHRISTMASAURUS – TOM FLETCHER
AVA’S SPECTACULAR SPECTACLES – ANGELA PERRINI & ALICE REX.
NIGHT SHIFT – DEBI GLIORI
FRIDA KAHLO – ISABEL SANCHEZ VEGARA & GEE FAN ENG
PROUD TO BE DEAF – AVA, LILLI & NICK BEESE
STORM of STRAWBERRIES – JO COTTERIL
ZEKI CAN SWIM – ANNA MCQUIN, RUTH HEARSON
The international committee selected State of Grace. This is a first person narrative about a teenager with autism. Optimists Die First covers mental health issues. Proud to be Deaf is a non-fiction book.