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Dancers on Wheels

This is the story of Kitty Lunn, who had an accident that left her a paraplegic. She went on to open her own dance company, and dance in the 1996 Olympics.
Grade Level
3-5
Janeen R. Adil
Topic
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

A Painter Named Kennedy

Meet Kennedy, of Mombasa, Kenya. His wheelchair doesn’t stop him from making the world a more beautiful place.
Grade Level
3-5
Jerry McGill & Jason Raish (illustrator)
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Subject
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

An Unlikely Friendship

This story tells the tale of how Sarah and Natalie became friends. Sarah, both new to class and in a wheelchair, sits at the desk next to Natalie. At first, Natalie has some trouble getting over Sarah’s appearance and limitations, but with some help from her teacher and Sarah’s aide, she discovers a great, new friend waiting for her.
Grade Level
Sue Carloni
Topic
Social Justice Domain
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Multimedia

A Priceless Lesson in Humility

Felipe Morales' telling account of an encounter with a blind woman on the streets of Washington, D.C. was recorded for This I Believe. The NPR project features brief personal essays in which people from diverse backgrounds discuss how their values affect their daily lives.
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Felipe Morales
Social Justice Domain
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Multimedia

The Power of Words

This short film portrays a man in need, seated on the edge of a busy street with a sign reading: "I'm blind. Please help." When a woman stops to rewrite the message on his sign, she shifts the perception of passersby.
Grade Level
Purplefeather
Topic
Subject
Civics
Economics
Social Justice Domain