Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

The Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities aims “to give young people with disabilities, like other children, the opportunity to enjoy books and also open the way for their inclusion in society.” Selected titles, representing the best books for young people with disabilities, are featured in a biennial catalogue and travelling exhibition. The selection and preparation of the book list and exhibition are carried out under the auspices of the IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People at the Haug School and Resource Centre in Norway. The new exhibition and catalogue is launched at the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. All submissions are kept in the permanent collection of the IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People in Norway.

Submissions: title suggestions can be sent to Theo Heras at cleaver@ibby-canada.org.

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2017 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

IBBY Canada is pleased to announce that four Canadian titles have been selected for the 2017 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Click here to read the full announcement.

2015 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities Catalogue Now Available!

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The catalogue for IBBY’s 2015 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities is now available online. The selection of books in the biennial catalogue represents the best international books from the past four years for or about children and teens with disabilities.

This year’s catalogue featured four Canadian books. An introduction by Leigh Turina of Toronto Public Library delves into the selection process, answering the question “How do we pick outstanding books?”