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Books about Cerebral Palsy for World Book Day

Richard_Scope
Richard_Scope Posts: 2,914

Scope community team

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading. While this year may be slightly different due to lockdown, we thought we would combine it with Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and highlight some great books out there.

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Books for Children and Families

Xander's Cerebral Palsy Superpowers

My Friend Suhana

Can I Tell You About Cerebral Palsy?

https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/storybooks-featuring-disabled-children

Books for Young Adults/Adults

Say What You Will

Out Of My Mind

How To Be Cool

Cerebral Palsy: A Story: Finding Calm After the Storm

If you know of any good books written by or has characters living with Cerebral Palsy, Share with us!

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  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

    Scope community team

    @markswife90 has shared her children's book with us, which is a story about:
    a boy with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and his service dog. The story is told through the eyes a new friend who is also learning about CP and service dogs. Resources for teaching about CP and services dogs, are also included.
    Visit this thread for more details on where to find it!
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,914

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    I also forgot to mention the very talented Francesca Martinez's book
    What the F**K Is Normal?
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  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,380 Pioneering
    Thank you for highlighting these books @Richard_Scope I believe books are great way and key resource in educating around a multitude of subjects including disability and CP. We need books that reflect the diversity of our population to enable children and adults to see characters that they can relate too and who reflect them. I will take a look at some of these books. Thank you. 
  • Stayce
    Stayce Member Posts: 699 Pioneering
    edited March 6
    Hi @Richard_Scope

    Francesca Martnez book is awesome for those that haven’t read it. It’s also available on audible too

    Another great series for younger readers is Jon Blake’s Thimble books whose central character has Cerebral Palsy (Thimble Monkey superstar, Thimble holiday havoc, Thimble Wong’s bonkers)

    For parents looking to introduce CP - Hemiplegia to their child and the use of splints a great book is Brenda Palmer Hands up for Andie. It also promotes awareness of others and touches on important areas such as bullying and sharing

    Hope these help
  • Stayce
    Stayce Member Posts: 699 Pioneering
    edited March 6
    Hi @Richard_Scope

    I’ve just thought of another great book :) : Lee Ridley - I'm Only In It for the Parking: Life and Laughter from the Priority Seats

    AKA Lost Voice Guy 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,798 Pioneering
    My Left Foot.

    I read this in year 9 at school and fell in love with the book, I have my own copy now and have read it multiple times. 

    It was turned into a film too. 
  • Stayce
    Stayce Member Posts: 699 Pioneering
    That’s a great shout👍 @MarkN88. I read My left foot at school too. Made quite an impression on me as a kid

    Powerful performance by Daniel Day Lewis in the film


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