A Dog Called Homeless

written by Sarah Lean and published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

A Dog Called Homeless


A year after her mother’s death, Cally, a fifth grader, has stopped speaking when no one seems to care about what she has to say. When her family moves to a new apartment, Cally meets 11--year-old, Sam who is deaf and blind. Through her friendship with Sam and the mysterious appearance of a dog, Cally finds her voice.

Awards Won

Title Year
official seal of the schneider family book award Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

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Bibliography of Children's Books about the Disability Experience (pdf)

2013 - Winner(s)