Dylan has an awesome friend. His friend, Poppin’ Joe pops and sells popcorn. Poppin’ Joe has a very fun job. It’s noisy fun! Dylan learns from Poppin’ Joe how to do a job you love. (Dylan has Down Syndrome. Joe has Down Syndrome and Autism.)
In 2015, selected by the Kansas Pediatric Foundation for their early literacy program, 'Turn a Page-Touch a Mind.'
The Kansas City Reach Out and Read program accepted Finding My Way Books for participation in their program in 2016.
Stories are magic. Good stories change lives and cultures. “Finding My Way Books” are spectacular story resources that feature youth and adults living inclusive lives. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and delightfully presented for kids and adults alike. The teaching guides are thoughtful and doable. A great resource for every family and classroom.
Inclusion Press; Marsha Forest Centre
"This is such a positive story for children. It sends out the message that any child, regardless of whether or not they have disabilities, can achieve great things with determination and hard work." Review by Little Parachutes,UK
The books are written by a team of educators and professionals who have combined years of experience in working with children with special needs; they launched the series to help increase the visibility of kids with disabilities in children’s books through authentic stories. Realistic, accessible, and uplifting, these books are an important resource not only for kids who have special needs but for broader audiences of children who can learn from the protagonists’’ strengths, challenges, and achievements. All books available in English and Spanish.
The authors and photographer draw from their work experience in Early Intervention, Special Education, Speech/Theatre Education and Occupational Therapy to discover the strengths of the child revealed within each story.
Finding My Way Books
Finding My Books specialize in non-fiction children's books that feature a child with a disability. Through fun and bright photographs, our books our celebrate the gifts children living with special needs bring to our families and communities. We are targeting schools and libraries to promote the understanding of inclusion of children with special needs. We plan to have a 10 book picture series available in English and Spanish by the end of 2016. We are interested in Spanish speaking territories (such as Spain, Central America and South America) as all our books are available in Spanish. We are of interest to India as we have a book about MyaGrace who was adopted from India. We are of interest to Russia as we have a book about OE (Olga Ellise) who was adopted from Russia.