Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by Marieke NijkampThis anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer todays teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.
The contributing authors are awardwinners, bestsellers, and newcomers including Kody Keplinger, Kristine Wyllys, Francisco X. Stork, William Alexander, Corinne Duyvis, Marieke Nijkamp, Dhonielle Clayton, Heidi Heilig, Katherine Locke, Karuna Riazi, Kayla Whaley, Keah Brown, and Fox Benwell. Each author identifies as disabled along a physical, mental, or neurodiverse axis?and their characters reflect this diversity.
A True Story About A Child with Special Needs
Chrissie looked at the man sitting opposite her dressed in a grey suit, white shirt, and black silk tie. Not one hair was out of place, tucked neatly behind the dark frames of his glasses, and he was displaying his perfect smile. She sported smokey eyes and dark lipstick beneath a mass of black curls, her green nose stud complimenting her hazel eyes. Her black dress had lace sleeves, and one small, embroidered red rose on the neckline. Underneath she wore fishnet tights and black biker boots. A few minutes later they were leaving the restaurant together and stopped awkwardly on the pavement, not quite knowing what to say to each other.
by Dhaval Mehta
Tall and slender with a wide smile, brown hair and pale blue eyes, Connor is a movie-star-handsome seventeen-year-old high school junior that girls his age would typically want to date. Because Connor has Cerebral Palsy, cannot walk, and uses a motorized wheelchair to get around, teenage girls are not flocking to his side hoping to be his girlfriend. Fatherless since birth, raised entirely by his mother and sister, and taught almost exclusively by female teachers since he entered the school system, Connor has limited interaction with the male gender. An inquisitive young man, Connor has a studious and inquiring mind and an unshakeable sense of right and wrong that has been drilled into him during a strict upbringing. He often asks me questions that a son would ask his father or a kid brother would ask his older brother. I always answer Connor and encourage him to ask me anything, anytime. He craned his neck to look up at me.
This story is republished with author permission from ExamHealth. Then they came to a little boy who I will call Will. They described him to me as spoiled with parents who were in denial. My question to my co-workers was if we do not expect much from these kids why are we here? The next day was the first day of school and I would finally meet Will.
If yes, let me know how I can access it. Hi im looking for poem about disabled childrien. I have a disabled child in i have just read gods buitful butterfly poem in found it verry touching. I cant seem to find anyother poems like this. Hi Michelle, If you look under the section poems about disability, you may find something new that you like!