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Different is Awesome

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By Ryan Haack, livingonehanded.com

Book synopsis:
Little boy brings his older brother, born with one hand, for show-and-tell. Classmates ask him all sorts of questions about how he does things with one hand and realize along the way that he can do anything they can do, he just does it differently. AND they notice that they’re all different in one way or another, leading to the realization that not only are differences a similarity we all share,

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Uniquely Me

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Uniquely Me is a children’s book about being born with a limb difference.

Every child worries about being different. Follow one brave little boy as he embarks on a wild adventure and learns to understand, accept, and love the differences that make him unique.

About the Author
Trace Wilson is a Marketing student at George Mason University. Having been born without a right hand, Trace struggled with his disability throughout his childhood. Over the years,

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Zippy’s Big Difference

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Candida Sullivan
Ages 3 to 10
The book is available in print and as an e-book,
Children’s Religious Fiction Book

Zippy’s Big Difference is a story about how Zippy the zebra came to appreciate that which makes him different from others. It deals with the emotional struggles facing children with disabilities and tackles some of the tough spiritual questions they have.

About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles. Born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome,

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Zippy and the Stripes of Courage

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Candida Sullivan
Ages 3 to 10

Zippy and the Stripes of Courage
is a story about how Zippy the zebra came to accept himself for who he is. It teaches children to celebrate one another’s differences and to treat others as they themselves want to be treated. Kids who are bullied or teased for looking different will identify with and learn from Zippy.

About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles. Born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome,

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Oliver’s High Five

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by Beverly Swerdlow Brown and Margot J. Ott

Age Level: 4 and up

Oliver Octopus only has five arms, but it doesn’t bother him! Young children with any kind of “disability” or “differences” will enjoy reading about Oliver’s adventures above the sea, and how, through his determination and positive attitude, he corrects the misconceptions other people have about physical challenge.

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The Making of My Special Hand: Madison’s Story

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Experience the curiosity and eager anticipation of Madison, a small girl born without her left hand, as she tells her story of being fitted for her “special” hand. Her helper hand, a prosthesis, will allow Madison to easily pick up toys, throw a ball, and carry her doll.

This enlightening story offers a rare look at the making and fitting of a prosthesis, or in Madison’s case, a helper hand. It also explains in a relaxed and informal narrative how the medical team from the Children’s Amputee Program worked with Madison and her family.

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Lucky Fin!

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Based on the award-winning Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, this 96-page coloring book is perfect for boys and girls ages 3-7 and features over 50 stickers!

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Imagine…Amazing Me!

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Imagine…Amazing Me! will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. Within these pages are photos of beautiful children from across the United States and Canada enjoying childhood activities despite their limb and extremity differences.

Imagine…Amazing Me! was inspired by Libbi Chilia s daughter Sami, who has a limb deficiency. As Libbi embarked on finding books that featured children like Sami, she came up empty-handed. This discovery drove Libbi to gather photos of children from across the country. As her photo collection grew,

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Imperfect: An Improbable Life

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by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown

Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged him to compete, Jim would become an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning: By twenty-one, he’d won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics and—without spending a day in the minor leagues—cracked the starting rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award.

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Five Fingers, Ten Toes a Mother’s Story of Raising a Child Born with a Limb Difference

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When Katie Kolberg met and married Todd Memmel, the two were young and unsure of what life might hand them; but they felt ready to find out together. While preparing for the birth of their first child, Todd and Katie had no idea that their son would be born missing part of his left arm. They both wondered how his life might unfold, but Katie had so many questions: Would her baby boy ever play sports or participate in music? Have friends? Fall in love?

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