Dyslexia Awareness Display

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and we had a patron request that we put up a display for it. Even though I’m obsessed with Halloween, and normally would have all my October displays be spooky stories, costumes, etc., I loved this idea. I chose to dedicate my large slat wall to the display for the entire month of October. Here is what I did:

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The display is split up into three sections. The first is Information, featuring informational books about dyslexia.The second, Stories, has books with a character in them who has dyslexia or is a struggling reader. The final and largest section features books by dyslexic authors and illustrators.

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After completing the display, I had quite a bit of open space left on my slat wall. This was a perfect opportunity to share some additional information about dyslexia, so I printed out sections from this amazing infographic. What I really love about it, is that it includes positives about the learning disability rather than focusing on negatives.

Here is my list of titles for the stories section:

  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • May B by Caroline Starr Rose
  • Two Minute Drill by Mike Lupica
  • Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
  • Here’s Hank series by Henry Winkler
  • Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • The year of the dog by Grace Lin
  • Close to famous by Joan Bauer

Here is my list of authors and illustrators:

  • Dav Pilkey
  • Carmen Agra Deedy
  • Sally Gardner
  • Jeanne Betancourt
  • Patricia Polacco
  • Jerry Pinkney
  • Henry Winkler
  • Avi
  • Jules Verne
  • Ahmet Zappa

 

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