Spring 2024


Deal with it and appreciate everyone's abilities

From the Series Lorimer Deal With It

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

This reader-directed exploration of ableism is both informative and empowering.

Self-assessment quizzes, real life scenarios, myths, and Q&As all contribute to understanding ableism and ableist behavior, and readers will learn to identify, address, and provide helpful, effective solutions. Strategies for change for both readers and their peers are included.

Author Kimberley Maich uses her experience as a special education specialist, certified teacher, registered psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst to present a realistic and accurate look at ableism.

The text is accompanied on every page by graphic novel-style illustrations that depict characters often not included in illustrated books. Illustrator Kay Nau draws on their experience as a disabled and neurodivergent artist to bring authenticity and life to the characters and scenarios discussed within the book.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2024
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053180, JNF053220, JNF053140
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Lexile 820
Features Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and eSource

Author: Dr. Kimberly Maich

Dr. Kimberly Maich is a professor and psychologist living in Logy Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. She teaches, researches, and publishes in the disability field and was Newfoundland and Labrador's first board-certified behavior analyst.

Illustrator: Kay Nau

Kay Nau is a black, queer, non-binary, neurodivergent, and disabled illustrator focused on representing, empowering, and uplifting marginalized voices and bodies. They live in Montréal-Nord, QC.



“This guide encourages a greater understanding about what it means to be disabled and how to be an ally against ableism. . . . Real-world scenarios, quizzes, Q&As, and fresh graphics featuring a range of intersectional identities make this resource both inclusive and appealing.”—Booklist