Disability in Children's Books
A summary of four books that include children with special needs; "Darlene" by Eloise Greenfield, "Mandy" by Barbara D., "My Friend Jacob" by Lucille Clifton and "Thank You, Mr. Falker" by Patricia Polacco.
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The writer reviews four children's books that have children with disabilities in the book; "Darlene" by Eloise Greenfield, "Mandy" by Barbara D., "My Friend Jacob" by Lucille Clifton and "Thank You, Mr. Falker" by Patricia Polacco. The writer describes the girl in a wheelchair, the girl who is deaf, the young man with Downs syndrome and the girl with a learning disability, and relates his personal reflections on all four books.
From the Paper:"Darlene is a book about a realistic elementary aged girl who is in a wheelchair. The book takes place at Darlene's uncle's house after school while she is there waiting for her mother. Darlene is bored, she plays with her cousin doing a variety of things and sings with her whole family when her mother arrives. The book never mentions that Darlene is in a wheelchair but it depicts in the pictures how she can play all different kinds of things with her cousin such as jump rope, a board game and catch with a ball. Darlene is grumpy in the book because she is anxious for her mother to arrive but she is happy overall. She is depicted as a normal kid who just looks different in the pictures. Darlene shows her self determination in the book by continually asking her uncle if it is time for her mother to come get her yet and telling him that she wants to go home."
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