Dyslexia is a Community
1 in 5 student have dyslexia. Students with dyslexia are smart, creative, active, and fabulous. There are many famous people with dyslexia - Bella Thorne, Tim Tebow, and Henry Winkler. Winkler has even created a series of books about a boy with dyslexia, Hank Zipper. Make sure to check out the Assistive Technology page for how technology may help you.
Dyslexia Books for Students
There are many books that can share a students story or tell you more about dyslexia.
- "I have Dyslexia" by David Hurford Available in boy and girl versions
- "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- “Thank You Mr. Falker” by Patricia Polacco
- Hank Zipzer Collection by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
- “What is Dyslexia” by Alan M. Hultquist
- "It’s Called Dyslexia” by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
- “The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia” by Diane Burton Robb & Gail Piazza
- “My Name is Brain Brian” by Jeanne Betancort
- “Two Minute Drill: Mike Lupica’s Comeback Kids” by Mike Lupica
- “Tom’s Special Talent-Dyslexia” by Kate Gaynor
- “The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon” by Don M. Winn
- “If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi?” by Barbara Esham
Get to know Students with Dyslexia
You are not alone and we have several students that are sharing their stories here with you. Lets meet a few of the Oklahoma Students with dyslexia.
Nathaniel is an advocate for himself and other with dyslexia. Check out his PSA he did for October Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Thomas enjoys ear reading thanks to his Bookshare account. He is a member of BI4E Advisory Committee representing the student voice as a user of Bookshare. In the spring of 2015 he visited the Bookshare office having the chance to meet those who work behind the scenes to provide books to all that have print disabilities.