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March “Books that Spark” Book Club Picks

March has many days devoted to remembering or promoting awareness for various disabilities, and April 2 is Autism awareness day. This is also Easter month. We shared many wonderful Easter books on our Lent episode. And we have an episode about special needs coming out soon. So, below are our picks for an emphasis on special needs and how each of us is created in the image of God. But if you’d rather read Easter books, check out the Lent and Easter Episode again.

A girl with Down’s syndrome lays out geometric shapes at home

Board Books:

My First Signs by Annie Kubler (Many board books are available teaching signs, but this is one of my favorites and teaches signs in several different areas of baby life.

Good News! God Made Me by Glenys Nellist

Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer

God Made Me In His Image by Justin S. Holcomb

Portrait of happy kids with finger colours and painted t-shirts.

Picture Books:

God Made Me Unique by Joni and Friends

Different Like Me by Xochiti Dixon

Like Me by Laura Wifler

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca

Girl with Down Syndrome Plays Checkers with Her Sister in Quarantine

Novels and Nonfiction:

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton and Rick Bundschuh

or

A Step Further by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Estes

Hearing Aid in Young Girl’s Ear. Teenager girl wearing a hearing aid.

For Parents:

Special Grace by Elrena Evans

Unbroken Faith by Diane Dokko Kim

Hairdresser, high five and child in hair salon happy with hair cut or hairstyle. Disabled kid in wheelchair, stylist in salon and smile with success. Support, happiness and care for special needs boy

A Few Questions for Discussion:

How can we become friends with people who are different from us?

Do you think it is okay to ask questions about someone’s disability or difference? Why or why not and how would you ask?

Can someone who has a challenge or disability still be a part of your group, of your church, of your team?

Where is God when people suffer?

How does God help us when times are hard?

What does Romans 8:28 mean to you?

What does Psalm 139:13-16 mean to you?

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