Authored and edited by an international team of writers, Disability in Kidlit offers a valuable resource for librarians, youth workers, educators, parents, writers, and of course, young readers. This blog is "dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature" through book reviews, essays, interviews, and more. In addition, this blog aims to provide readers with "disabled people's thoughts on stereotypes, pet peeves, particular portrayals, and their own day-to-day experiences that will help our readers to learn about the realities of disability, which are often different from what we see in popular media." On the site's homepage, readers will find the latest book reviews, essays, and interviews. One recently published essay, authored by a novelist and short story writer, provides a first-hand account of his experiences with dyscalculia and ADHD. Another recent essay, penned by a fiction writer who is hard-of-hearing, addresses the challenges of incorporating American Sign Language (ASL) dialogue into written stories. Folks looking for book recommendations may want to skip directly to the honor roll tab, which provides a list of recommended reads accompanied by short synopses. Past reviews and interviews can be most easily browsed via the content section.
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