Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

Submissions for the Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities collection included 194 titles from 31 countries in 24 languages. From these, 40 titles from 27 countries in 21 languages were selected as outstanding examples.

We are happy to share that the following Canadian books have been chosen for the 2021 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities:

Frida, c’est moi (It’s me, Frida)
Faucher, Sophie (text) Carmina, Cara (ill.)
Montréal, Canada: Édito, 2016
[32pp.] ISBN 978-2-924720-0-35

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic
McCreary, Michael (text)
Toronto, Canada: Annick Press, 2019
[176pp.] ISBN 978-1-77321-257-9

The 2021 Outstanding List will be presented at the IBBY press conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on June 14, 2021. The list will also be shared on the Toronto Public Library website (https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ibby/) and through the IBBY website (www.ibby.org).

Two copies will be included in the two travelling exhibitions that travel around the world, providing an excellent opportunity for the books to become better known. This will not only help to make more people aware of the outstanding publishing being done in this field in Canada, but also heighten an appreciation for books about inclusion, diversity and accessibility.

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