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Schneider Family Book Award

Awarded annually by the American Library Association to an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental, or emotional. Three annual awards are given in each of the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0–8), middle school (age 9–13) and teens (age 14–18).

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      Silent Days, Silent Dreams

      by Allen Say

      Feb 2018

      Arts Elementary Plus

      2018 Winner, Young Children’s Book
      James Castle was born two months premature. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major museums throughout the world.

      You’re Welcome, Universe

      by Whitney Gardner

      Mar 2017

      High-Interest High Plus

      2018 Winner, Teen
      When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.
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