Roxy the Raccoon: A Story to Help Children Learn about Disability and Inclusion

Title

Roxy the Raccoon: A Story to Help Children Learn about Disability and Inclusion

Authors

Alice Reeves

Illustrator

Phoebe Kirk

Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781785924514

Pages

48 pages

Genre

animal realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Roxy lives in the forest with her three best friends, who she loves to visit and play games with. Roxy is in a wheelchair, so sometimes it is harder for her to go to the same places and play the same games as the other animals. Roxy and her friends realise that by making a few small changes and working together, they can make the forest a better place for everyone. Roxy teaches us that there are bunches of ways to be more inclusive of those who have a disability so that everyone can join in.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Multiracial; Physical disability; multiracial community; wheelchair user

Main Character

female raccoon

Race/Ethnicities

Beaver / Chipmunk / Raccoon / Squirrel

Family Formation

unknown

Keywords

forest; friendship; inclusion; tree; dam; squirrel; chipmunk; beaver; animals

Diversity Impact

direct

Roxy the Raccoon: A Story to Help Children Learn about Disability and Inclusion

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