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Schneider Family Book Award: Middle School & Teen
Best books emphasizing artistic expression of a disability experience. Three winners, one for each age category of reader.
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  Cover Art: Handbook for Dragon Slayers 2014
Haskell, Merrie
Handbook for Dragon Slayers
Yearning for life in a cloistered scriptorium, thirteen-year-old Princess Matilda, whose lame foot brings fear of the evil eye, escapes her scheming cousin Ivo and joins her servant Judith and an old friend, Parz, in hunting dragons and writing about them.
324 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rose Under Fire 2014
Wein, Elizabeth
Rose Under Fire
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbru¨ck, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
360 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Dog Called Homeless 2013
Lean, Sarah
A Dog Called Homeless
Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man and a disabled boy, and a huge dog ensure that she still communicates.
202 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am 2013
Mazer, Harry.
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.
148 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Close to Famous 2012
Bauer, Joan.
Close to Famous
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.
250 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Running Dream 2012
Van Draanen, Wendelin
The Running Dream
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
336 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wonderstruck : a Novel in Words and Pictures 2012
Selznick, Brian
Wonderstruck : a Novel in Words and Pictures
Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.
637 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: After Ever After 2011
Sonnenblick, Jordan
After Ever After
Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa. [Middle School]
260 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Five Flavors of Dumb 2011
John, Antony
Five Flavors of Dumb
Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along. [Teen]
337 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Anything but Typical 2010
Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Anything but Typical
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world. [Middle School]
195 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Marcelo in the Real World 2010
Stork, Francisco X.
Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm. [Teen]
312 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Jerk, California 2009
Friesen, Jonathan
Jerk, California
Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life. [Teen]
327 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Waiting for Normal 2009
Connor, Leslie
Waiting for Normal
Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York. [Middle School]
290 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hurt Go Happy 2008
Rorby, Ginny
Hurt Go Happy
When thirteen-year-old Joey Willis, deaf since the age of six, meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his chimpanzee Sukari, who use sign language, her world blooms with possibilities but that of the chimp begins to narrow. [Teen]
267 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Reaching for Sun 2008
Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn
Reaching for Sun
Josie, who lives with her mother and grandmother and has cerebral palsy, befriends a boy who moves into one of the rich houses behind her old farmhouse. [Middle School]
181 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rules 2007
Lord, Cynthia
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic. [Middle School]
200 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Small Steps 2007
Sachar, Louis
Small Steps
Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.
257 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tending to Grace 2006
Fusco, Kimberly Newton
Tending to Grace
After years of taking care of an emotionally unstable mother, Cornelia is turned upside-down when her mother suddenly takes off with a boyfriend and leaves her to stay with her Aunt Agatha, a woman who doesn't need nor want any help at all.[Middle School]
167 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Under the Wolf, Under the Dog 2006
Rapp, Adam
Under the Wolf, Under the Dog
Steve is in a facility called Burnstone Grove. It's a place for kids who are addicts, like Shannon Lynch, who can stick $1.87 in change up his nose, or for kids who have tried to commit suicide, like Silent Starla, whom Steve is getting a crush on. But Steve doesn't really fit in either group. He used to go to a gifted school. So why is he being held at Burnstone Grove? [Teen]
310 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Becoming Naomi León 2005
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Becoming Naomi León
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father. [Middle School]
246 p. 2004
Children's Fiction Book
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