Book of the Month for June 2019

19th June 2019


Book of the Month for June 2019

Over the past year, Shine has been recommending picture books, short stories, interactive books and novels with an inclusive and positive message for children and young people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus of all ages.

This month's recommendation is Unbroken Thirteen Stories starring Disabled Teens and is edited by Marieke Nijkamp. 

Warrior - Actor  Friend – Sister - Traveller – Magician – Lover - Biker 

In this stunning anthology the New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp teams up with fellow disabled authors to create a collection of fictional stories that dispense with the tired stereotypes of disabled people and reclaim inspiring narratives and identities. 

By weaving together tales of interstellar war, an enchanted carnival or a dating debacle, ‘Unbroken’ celebrates the varied experiences of disabled teens. At turns hilarious and heart-stopping, these short stories share a common thread that will never break.

Further book recommendations

  • Although this is our final Book of the Month, we have created a list of all of Shine's Books of the Months for 2018 - 2019 in one place for you.
  • Parents and carers often ask Shine for recommended books about continence so that their children can become continence confident. Shine, as well as other charities and organisations, have several publications to help children to understand their condition. We have created a list of books to help people becoming continence confident.


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