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Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe in 2021 IBBY Outstanding Books Catalogue

Many young people with disabilities cannot read or enjoy a regular book, or they cannot find a suitable book among the many publications available. Therefore, they need specially produced books or selected regular books of literary and artistic quality that meet their special needs regarding design, language, plot structure and pictures.


Every two years the IBBY National Sections nominate books for young people with disabilities to be added to the Collection - this year we are so happy that Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe by Karen Hinge, illustrated by Nicky Sievert, and translated by Ngaere Roberts, has been selected!


The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.



Of Course You Can/Ka Taea Tonu e Koe by Karen Hinge, illustrated by Nicky Sievert, and translated by Ngaere Roberts, $30


Jeremy is starting a new school. He is a bit nervous and a lot worried but the children in this class are welcoming. Every time he thinks he can't take part they say 'Of course you can!' and so he plays soccer, joins in the Kapa Haka and even takes part in the cross country ... But when it comes to swimming the children tell him not to do it.


Told in both Te Reo Māori and English.

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