Remarkable books about young people with special needs

For Immediate Release
Wed, 07/03/2013

Contact:

Rob Christopher
Marketing Coordinator
ALA Editions
312-280-5052
rchristopher@ala.org

CHICAGO — Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them ,“Remarkable Books About Young People with Special Needs,” by Alison M.G. Follos, is a valuable resource for any parent, grandparent, caregiver or teacher who lives or works with young people who have disabilities. This vast and varied selection of books offers individuals who may be isolated by their differences the security and companionship of stories they can identify with. Describing more than 100 stories featuring characters who have disabilities—from physical handicaps, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and dyslexia to survivors of psychological or physical trauma—the guide points to narratives that can help make these conditions understandable and familiar. Selecting books that dissolve limitations and spark the imagination, this resource helps all kinds of adults and children empathize and truly connect. The book is published by Huron Street Press, a trade publishing imprint of the American Library Association available through Independent Publishers Group as well as numerous traditional retail outlets in both print and e-book editions.

Follos is the author of “Reviving Reading: School Library Programming, Author Visits, and Books That Rock!” A school librarian for more than 20 years, she has presented reading incentive and read-aloud workshops for library professionals and educators throughout New York and New England, and at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference. In 2009 she co-chaired the author committee for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference.

In line with ALA’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all, Huron Street Press, a publishing imprint of the American Library Association, harnesses the expertise of the Association and encourages library use among the public. Huron Street Press is administered through ALA Editions, which publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

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