Books For Children And Young Adults

The “Day With Russ” series is very popular, and really shows how kids with Down syndrome really are just like other kids. These are great books for kids with DS, or to buy for a classroom that has a class member with DS. The fact that Russ has Down syndrome is not central to the plot; he’s just another kid having adventures:


Similar to the Russ books, this one features a day in the life of Misty, a little girl with Down syndrome. Again, the DS is not central to the story:

There are several childrens’ books involve characters with Down syndrome and other disabilities, and teach tolerance and inclusion of peers who are different:


Some books for older children and young teenagers: