Annotated Bibliography of Books for Middle Level Learners on Learning
Differences and Disabilities
Facing Down the Tough Stuff by Karen Dockrey , with Andrew Adams & Beth Matthews
Young authors facing learning disabilities, serious illness, blended families and friendship struggles share
their inspiring stories. The book includes teaching ideas, questions, and a "you and me" section for
1998, 131 pages, grades 4-8, Cook Communications Ministries
Learning Disabilities by Jean McBee Knox
Describes dyslexia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder, including the nature, possible
causes and treatment of learning disabilities, how they are diagnosed, and whom they affect. There are
several passages written by young adults who have conquered their learning disabilities.
1990, 100 pages, grades 7-12, Chelsea House Publishers
Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me Series) by Penny Hutchins
Paquette , Cheryl Gerson Tuttle
Written for adolescents confronting learning disabilities, this book provides an overview of the most
common disabilities and offers advice on overcoming the difficulties associated with them. Medical aspects
of the disabilities are covered and celebrities with similar conditions are profiled. Assistive technology is
described, and advice is offered concerning advocacy.
2003, 312 pages, grades 7 & up, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Learning Disorders by Jacqueline L. Harris
Discusses how the brain processes information and examines the emotional, biological, and physiological
manifestations of various learning disorders. Personalized examples are given and activities and strategies
are suggested to help students overcome their problems and improve their skills.
1995, 64 pages, grades 4-8, Lerner Publishing Group
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir by Samantha Abeel
Samantha Abeel tells her own story of living with and overcoming dyscalculia. She describes in detail how
her life was affected by her lear