Reading Challenge: A book featuring a protagonist with a disability

Have you started any of our three reading challenges for 2021?

If you’re participating in the category-based reading challenge, either by using the tracking sheet or on Beanstack, we can help you find books in each of the categories.

These aren’t the only books we have available in this category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.


Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari (Children’s)

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (Adult)

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Young Adult)


Moses Goes to a Concert by Isaac Millman (Children’s)

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A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kimmerer (Young Adult)


Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (Young Adult)


Thank You, Mr. Falkner by Patricia Polacco (Children’s)

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Adult)


Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Children’s)


So Lucky by Nicola Griffith (Adult)

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Adult)


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Adult)


Joey: The Story of Joe Biden by Jill Biden with Kathleen Krull (Children’s)


The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp (Young Adult Graphic Novel)


Happy reading!

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Britannica – From the State Library of Kansas

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Encyclopedia Britannica Library Online, available for free through the State Library of Kansas, gives you four sites: an academic version for college students and a public library version for children and young adults with a reference center. Each age-appropriate level allows you or your child to research projects, complete homework, and view images and videos.

Screenshot of the opening page of the Britannica Library Children's page.
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Access the State Library of Kansas’ subscription to Britannica Online through the State Library of Kansas databases list: here. From this page, find the General Research category and select either Britannica – Academic (for college-level resources) or Britannica – Public Library (for children- and young adult-level resources).

Users can create a personal account to save articles, add notes, and create lists. Easily cite articles in Britannica Library with the easy citation tool in a variety of styles, including MLA and APA.

Adjust the reading level on each Britannica Library article with the Reading Level 1 – 2 – 3 tool.

Each article also provides an option to hear the text read aloud and all reading levels have play/pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward controls. The text highlights as each portion is read aloud.

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Star Wars Reading Challenge

Try out our new reading challenge on Beanstack, perfect for all ages!


Can you become a Jedi Master? Read 20 minutes a day (and log it in the challenge on Beanstack) to work your way up from Youngling to Jedi Master!

Remember – with books, the Force will be with you. Always.

This challenge runs from October 1 – October 31st.

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