Over 100 books that present Down syndrome to young readers
Representations of Down syndrome in Texts for Young People
Part of my research in grad school included looking at how Down syndrome is represented in the media, especially to young people. I created an extensive collection of books for children and young adults. The list below is a product of that research and my continued interest in the subject. Please note: just because it’s on this list does not mean I approve of the way it represents Ds. Some are frightening. The problem is, they may be available for use in your local library or, worse yet, in your child’s school. You may want to find out what’s available in your area.