Using Literature to Foster Disability Awareness at Home | Changing Perspectives

Children’s literature is an enjoyable, effective, and safe vehicle for helping students learn about others, explore similarities and differences with peers, and broaden their understanding of what it means to be kind and empathetic. Empathy is a 21st century skill and awareness is the foundation of empathy. If we want students to have empathy for their peers with disabilities, reading offers abundant opportunities to build essential awareness.