Our 5th Annual INCLUDAS Book Party – Topics of Advocacy and Banned Books!
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Our 5th Annual INCLUDAS Book Party – Topics of Advocacy and Banned Books!

Welcome to our 5th Annual Book Party – Topics of Advocacy and Banned Books! Today we are going to show the reasons behind and the processes and impact of book bannings, provide advocacy and educational resources to combat this issue, and offer lots of book recommendations that feature disability issues and other “controversial” aspects! This…

The Biggest Gift of All Interview with Luda and Melquea
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The Biggest Gift of All Interview with Luda and Melquea

INCLUDAS is proud to announce the publication of our newest children’s picture book, The Biggest Gift of All. We sat down with author Luda Gogolushko and illustrator Melquea Smith to hear about the creative process behind the book, what they hope readers take away from its message, and the greatest gifts they’ve ever given. Read…

Debunking Autism Myths
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Debunking Autism Myths

There are countless damaging myths about autism that have penetrated the cultural zeitgeist in recent years. These harmful myths lead to seemingly endless instances of equally harmful autistic “representation” — anyone remember the disaster surrounding Sia’s movie Music?  Luckily, there is hope for the future of autism representation: Emily Holyoak’s Good Morning, Dinah — published by…

Check Out These Opening Lines from Disabled Authors
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Check Out These Opening Lines from Disabled Authors

At INCLUDAS, we’re always looking to amplify the voices of disabled, neurodivergent, and chronically ill writers. Get to know some of their talent with these snippets from their upcoming projects they shared with us during our fourth INCLUDAS Book Party! This is not a sponsored post nor are we endorsing any of the authors. Please…

How to Make the Most of Your Local Library
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How to Make the Most of Your Local Library

Hushed voices, crinkling dust jackets, and fingers clacking against keyboards. Peppery pencil shavings, sweet crisp paper, and musky ink. Rows of wooden bookcases, bright illustrative book covers, and a community of readers of all ages.  INCLUDAS is celebrating these sounds, scents, and sights this month as February is National Library Lover’s Month. Your local library may be…

How to Make a Tactile Book
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How to Make a Tactile Book

It’s our 3rd Annual INCLUDAS Book Party, and we made a tactile book. Tactile books stimulate a reader’s sensory skills. They usually contain interesting textures and surfaces or moving objects that help tactile learners engage with literary texts. They are fun for everyone, but are especially popular as learning tools for low vision and blind…

Fighting for Reading Inclusion
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Fighting for Reading Inclusion

Most children learn how to read in a classroom with other students by sounding out letters. Storytime is a collective experience when kids can learn and interact together. Now imagine a child being segregated from that. Special needs and segregated spaces are century-old ways of oppressing those with disabilities. There are schools for the deaf and…