Illustrator Signed for a Picture Book Starring a Black Girl in a Wheelchair
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Illustrator Signed for a Picture Book Starring a Black Girl in a Wheelchair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2022 Illustrator Signed for a Picture Book Starring a Black Girl in a Wheelchair Eugene, OR — INCLUDAS Publishing’s newest illustrator for an upcoming collaborative project is award-winning children’s book artist Melquea Smith. She will be the visual hand behind a picture book about a young Black girl in a…

Book Deal Signed for Middle Grade Novel with Deaf Representation
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Book Deal Signed for Middle Grade Novel with Deaf Representation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2022 Book Deal Signed for Middle Grade Novel with Deaf Representation Eugene, OR — INCLUDAS Publishing’s newest author is eight-time published playwright Mike Steele, who has written his first novel inspired by the history of his hometown’s deaf school and community.  Steele’s debut novel follows Lucy, an outspoken 10-year-old growing…

Book Review of Air by Monica Roe
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Book Review of Air by Monica Roe

For this review, Catherine examines the contemporary middle grade novel “Air” by Monica Roe. Catherine is disabled but not a wheelchair user. Air by Monica Roe 5/5 stars  5/5 Twelve-year-old Emmie is a high-energy WCMX (wheelchair motocross) aficionado. She enjoys popping tricks on her wheelchair, going fast, and of course, hanging out with her best friend…

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…

Book Deal Signed for an Autistic Main Character YA Story
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Book Deal Signed for an Autistic Main Character YA Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2021 Book Deal Signed for an Autistic Main Character YA Story Temecula, CA – INCLUDAS Publishing welcomes a debut author to their team. Emily Holyoak, mother of two autistic girls, shares a unique, authentic narrative of life as a teenager living with a disability. In Holyoak’s debut novel (coming fall…

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…

Using the Includas Superpowerful Journal
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Using the Includas Superpowerful Journal

The Includas Superheroes have been busy making the Includas Coloring Book (read their interview), but they had to create an Includas Superpowerful Journal, too! The Includas Superheroes want to make sure everyone knows how to use and/or create their own  superpowerful journal and spread includas power everywhere. Start with Level 1 Accez: Hello! I can’t wait for everyone to use the…