One of the things we enjoy as a family is reading together.
A good friend introduced us to Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga a couple of months ago and during our vacation we couldn’t put down book three – it was exciting, full of adventure and the unexpected. We can hardly wait for book four to be published!
Two of the main characters live with disability: the grandfather and the youngest daughter. But it isn’t overwhelming and it isn’t sad. For each character it is just a physical characteristic that sometimes is relevant to what is happening.
God is also present, as the Maker. Evil exits, and the Maker is still good:
His heart was black with despair, so the Maker’s magic was most welcome. It helped him believe there was power pulsing behind the veil of the visible world, pulsing like blood through the world’s veins, sending life and light coursing through everything, surprising and confounding at every turn. When he remembered this, the darkness glimmered with goodness.
Andrew Peterson, The Monster in the Hollows, p. 288.
So, if you are looking for some books for younger readers with strong characters who also happen to live with disability, I highly recommend these.