Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities


The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recently announced its selection of books for the 2011 Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Four Australian titles featured in the list.

  • I’ve Got a Feeling by Stephanie Owen Reeder (National Library of Australia)
  • White Crane (book I of Samurai Kids series) by Sandy Fussel with illustrations by Rhian Nest James (Walker Books Australia)
  • My Silent World by Nette Hilton and Vincent Agostino (Lothian, Hachette Australia)
  • The Glasshouse by Paul Collins with illustrations by Jo Thompson (Ford Street Publishing)

We extend our congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers above with special acknowledgement of CAL members National Library of Australia, Walker Books Australia, Hachette Australia and Paul Collins.

The list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities is a project that IBBY initiated in 1997. Every two years, IBBY collates the list which is a selection of books from around the world that are available for young people with disabilities. The 2011 list will be presented at the IBBY stand at the Bologna Book Fair in March.

More information about IBBY and the list can be found on IBBY’s website.

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