Boundless: Picture Books about Disabilities 

These books were in the Boundless: Picture Books about Disabilities exhibition, on view at The Carle’s Reading Library from July 22 - December 31, 2021.

Picturing Perspectives 

A Kids Book About Disabilities, by Kristen Napper, A Kids Book About, 2020.  

The Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin, translated by Elisa Amado, illustrated by  Rosana  Faría, Groundwood  Books, 2008.  

Can Bears Ski?, by Raymond Antrobus, illustrated by Polly Dunbar, Candlewick, 2020.  

DK Braille Counting, by Fleur Star, designed by Jemma Westing, DK, 2016.  

Gary, by Leila Rudge, Candlewick, 2016.   

Hands and Hearts, by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Amy June Bates, Abrams, 2014. (Out of print.)  

Helen’s Big World, by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares, Disney Hyperion, 2012.  

I Talk Like a River, by Jordon Scott, illustrated by Sydney Smith, Neal Porter Books, 2020.  

Look Up!, by Jung Jin-Ho, Holiday House, 2016. (Available in paperback only.)  

Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw, by Kaethe Zemach, Arthur Levine, 2008.  

The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of  Kandinksy’s Abstract Art, by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.  

Not So Different: What You REALLY Want to Ask About Having a Disability, by Shane Burcaw, photographed by Matt Carr, Roaring Brook Press, 2017.  

The Pirate of Kindergarten, by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril, Atheneum, 2020.  

The Remember Balloons, by Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte, Simon and Schuster, 2018.  

Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young, Philomel, 1992.  

Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young. Tactile and braille adaptation by Marcy Meyer, Sacramento Braille Transcribers.  

This Beach is Loud!, by Samantha Cotterill, Dial, 2019.

Page-Turning Friendships 

A Friend for Henry, by Jenn Baily, illustrated by Mika Dong, Chronicle, 2020.  

Benji, the Bad Day and Me, by Sally J. Pla, illustrated by Ken Min, Lee & Low, 2018.  

Best Day Ever, by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Leah Nixon, Clarion Books, 2021.  

Hello Goodbye Dog, by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Patrice Barton, Roaring Brook Press, 2017.  

The Five of Us, by Quentin Blake, Tate, 2014.   

King for a Day, by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Christiane Krömer, Lee & Low, 2013.   

Looking Out for Sarah, by Glenna Lang, Charlesbridge, 2001. (Available in paperback only.)  

My Brother Charlie, by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete & Denene Millner, illustrated by Shane Evans, Scholastic, 2010.  

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon, Candlewick, 2018. 

Thukpa for All, by Praba Ram & Sheela Preuitt, illustrated by Shilpa Ranade, Karadi Tales, 2018.  

Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott, by Joyce Scott & Brie Spangler, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.  

We All Play: Kimêtawânaw, by Julie Flett, Greystone Books, 2021.  

We Move Together, by Kelly Fritch & Anne McGuire, illustrated by Eduardo Trejos, AK Press, 2021.  

What Happened to You?, by James Catchpole, illustrated by Karen George, Faber, 2021. 

Empowering Plots 

A Boy and A Jaguar, by Alan Rabinowitz, illustrated by Catia Chien, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.   

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Alfred P. Knopf, 2013.  

All the Way to the Top, by Annette Bay Pimental, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali, Sourcebooks, 2020.  

Bodies Are Cool, by Tyler Feder, Dial, 2021.  

Dad, Jackie and Me, by Myron Uhlberg, illustrated by Colin Bootman, Peachtree, 2005.  

Emmanuel’s Dream, by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls, Schwartz and Wade, 2015.  

How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine, by Amy Guglielmo & Jacqueline Tourbille, illustrated by Giselle Potter, Atheneum, 2018.  

I Am Not a Label, by Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Lauren Baldo, Quarto, 2020.  

Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin: The Story of Young Itzhak Perlman, by Tracy Newman, illustrated by Abigail Halpin, Abrams, 2020.  

I Will Dance, by Nancy Bo Flood, illustrated by Julianna Swaney, Atheneum, 2020.  

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Rafael López, Philomel, 2019.  

My Ocean is Blue, by Darren Lebeuf, illustrated by Ashley Barron, Kids Can Press, 2020.  

Silent Days Silent Dreams, by Allen Say, Arthur Levine, 2017.  

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille, by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov, Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.   

Turning Pages: My Life Story, by SoniaStomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre, Philomel, 2018.  

We Want to Go to School: The Fight for Disability Rights, by Maryann Cocoa-Leffler & Janine Leffler, Albert Whitman. (Release date September 2021.)  

We Are Little Feminists: On the Go, by Brook Sitgraves Turner & Archaa Shrivastav, Little Feminist, 2020.