Our Inclusion Committee and the staff of Wicklund Elementary have been hard at work compiling a list of books, digital content, podcasts, and more that present a variety of topics and disabilities in positive ways.  Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are available at the Wicklund School Library.  This list is always in progress.  Have a great resource to share?  Contact our Inclusion Committee Chair, Andrea Gehmlich, at Andrea@mhwsf.org.






  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev and Taeeun Yoo*
  • The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates*
  • Mixed, a Colorful Story by Arree Chung
  • Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
  • The ABCs of Inclusion by Beth Leipholz
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Sloan*


General Disabilities & Differences

  • We’re Different, We’re The Same by Bobbi Jane Kates
  • Different, a Great Thing to Be by Heather Avis
  • Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayer*
  • Lucy Lady Bug by Sharon King-Chai


  • The Abilities in Me, Gemma Keir*
  • My Wandering, Dreaming Mind by Merriam-Webster Saunders*
  • The Abilities in Me by Gemma Keir

Autism Spectrum

  • The Boy with Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee
  • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida*
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • Since We’re Friends by Celeste Shelly and David Harrington*
  • Masterpiece by Alexandra Hofffman*
  • All My Stripes:  A Story for Kids with Autism by Shaina Rudolph, Danielle Royer, and Jennifer Zivoin

Speech & Hearing Disabilities

  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  • I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott*


  • Fish In a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt
  • The Last Task:  Decodable Chapter Book for Kids with Dyslexia by Cigdem Knebel*

Genetic & Developmental Disorders

  • You Are Enough:  A Book About Inclusion by Margaret O’Hair*
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Tag, You’re It! by Jannessy Deleon

Physical Disabilities

  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley
  • When Charlie Met Emma by Amy Webb*

In the Classroom

  • Our Class is a Family by Sandy Olson
  • Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom:  A Handy Reference Guide by Beth Aune*