Category: Disabled Literature

Death, Tragedy and Grief Case Study in Wilson books - img of book pile. one book open

Death, Tragedy & Grief: A Jacqueline Wilson Case Study.

Throughout our lives, there will be rites of passage that everyone experiences: our first love, first kiss, friendship, a family; but not all of them are happy. We also experience of abuse, abandonment, death and more. Children are not immune to these universal themes and circumstances, especially facing […]

Paws and Prose: Disability in Literature — A Case Study

This isn’t a book review as such. In truth, it’s an essay I wrote for coursework. On the other hand, there are aspects of it that read like a book review. So I have decided to post it here as part of Berg’s Book Club with some edits. […]

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: What Katy DidAuthor: Susan CoolidgeSeries Name: What Katy DidBook No.: Book 1Genre: Children’s LitPublished: 1872Publisher: Penguin ClassicsStar Rating: ★★ Introduction What Katy did was Written by Sudan Coolidge in 1872. It is about a little girl, Katy Carr. She is clumsy, impatient and short-tempered. One day, when she loses her temper, she purposely disobeys her Aunt Izzy […]

Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Pig Heart BoyAuthor:  Malorie BlackmanGenre: Children’s Lit, RealismPublished: June 1998Publisher: Young CorgiStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I finally managed to read something! A sign that teaching has finished and my coursework are slowly coming to an end. I think Berg is pleased, he’s been complaining in my ear, begging me to read more […]

Book cover to Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern. Two hands form a love heart. Berg, the teddy, sits on top of the heart. Blue banner reads Berg's Book Club

Amy & Matthew by Cammie McGovern| Berg’s Book Club

Welcome to Berg’s Book Club where I will be reviewing the Teen and Young Adult novel, Amy and Matthew (or Say What You Will) by Cammie McGovern. This book is a romance story about disabled protagonists but quiet unlike any that I have read before, including Me before you. It is a light-hearted story full of twists and turns, characters who are not only disabled but also human and full of personality, and the struggles of that weird teenage/adult stage of life.

Book Cover of Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Blue banner reads: Berg's Book Club. Berg, the teddy, sits amongst the lambs by Heidi

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: HeidiAuthor: Johanna SpyriBook Series: HeidiSeries No.: Book 1Genre: Children’s Fiction, Disabled LitFirst Published: 1881Publisher: KingfisherStar Rating: ★★★ Introduction Welcome to another edition of Berg’s Book Club where you can get all your book review needs. This week, it is Heidi by Johanna Spyri. A Victorian classic about a girl who lives in the alps and […]

Book Cover to Jacqueline Wilson's Katy. Blue banner reads Berg's Book Club. Berg, the teddy, rides the rope swing with Katy

Katy by Jacqueline Wilson | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: KatyBook Author: Jaqueline WilsonGenre: Realism, Childrens’ Lit, Disabled Lit,First Published: August 2015Publisher: PuffinStar Rating: ★★★★★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club—where your host is a polar bear teddy! Today, I will review the book, Katy by Jacqueline Wilson. This book was inspired by Susan Coolidge’s What Katy Did. The book, Katy, is full of […]

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