Gimli the Goblin – A goblin and blind boy become unlikely friends at the local playground and demonstrate to other children how to see past physical and cultural differences; as well as how to adjust activities so everyone can play. It is meant to encourage children to think about what they can do to ensure children with disabilities can join in as well as open conversation about how it’s okay to play with someone who looks different.
Key terms: disability, ability, accommodation, diversity, race, friendship, tolerance
Andrew Beere from Ottawa, Canada, is the illustrator working with this manuscript. Book release is anticipated for 2019.