Credit goes to Carrie Karnos, Bookshare’s Manager of Scanning and Proofing for this post and the collection.
The 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. Three annual awards of $5000 and a framed plaque are given in the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0–8), middle school (age 9–13) and teens (age 14–18). (Age groupings are approximations). The book must emphasize the artistic expression of the disability experience for children and or adolescent audiences. And the book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional.
Many of our members have asked us for books that feature people with disabilities and we are so happy to let you know that, thanks to our amazing collection development team, we have all 24 books that have been given the award between 2004 and 2011. You can find this very special collection at http://www.bookshare.org/browse/collection/15/.
The full chart showing the year the award was given, the age grouping, the author, and the title is below.