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.
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. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a 'mainstream' school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art. Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.
In this companion book to Code Name Verity, we follow the story of Rose, an 18-year-old American poet and pilot, who decides to join the war effort by joining the British ATA. Things take a turn for the worse when she is captured by the Germans and imprisoned at Ravensbruck concentration camp. Once again, Wein manages to beautifully tell a World War II story from an unusual perspective. This book is highly recommended to young adults and adults alike.
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
In seventh grade, the author suffered anxiety attacks as she struggled to keep up in her classes, to remember two locker combinations, and to deal with new teachers, both before and after she was diagnosed with dyscalculia, a math-related learning disability.