Sam uses a wheelchair ISBN: 9780237526634
Powell, Jillian
Published by Evans Brothers (Like Me Like You series), 2004
Sam has spina bifida, but it doesn't stop her from living a full life, even participating in wheelchair racing with a very special three-wheeler. We see her at home using lots of special equipment and out and about with her friend Hannah. The photographs, while staged, are interesting and helpful, and the fact that Sam and her family are real people adds to the positive ethos. A good introduction to what it is like to live your life with a disability. The usual index, glossary and list of helpful organisations will make the book useful in schools.
Age: 6+