Recommended Reading – Lucky Fin Project

Recommended Reading

Imperfect: An Improbable Life [Hardcover] By Jim Abbott And Tim Brown

Success in my hands: A journey to find my own peace and freedom [Kindle Edition] By Richard Cook

Five Fingers, Ten Toes – A Mother’s Story of Raising a Child Born with a Limb Difference [available in Paperback & Kindle Edition] By Katie Kolberg Memmel

Imperfect 10: A Practical Guide To Transform Your Troubles Into Triumphs by Maxine Haber

Maxine Haber, professionally known as Coach Maxine, is a Certified Youth Fitness instructor and the creator of the STARcise Kids Fitness program. Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, Maxine is dedicated to sharing her message of survival through inner strength. She currently resides in Southern Nevada with her husband and two daughters.

Children’s Reading

Little Miss Jessica Goes to School By Jessica Smith
Follow Jessica on her adventures and discover how she learns that being different and looking different is OK!

Uniquely Me! by Trace Wilson is dedicated to helping children understand, accept and love their unique differences. Every child worries about being different. Follow one brave little boy as he embarks on a wild adventure and learns to understand, accept, and love the differences that make him unique.

I Am Sheriauna by Sherylee Honeyghan
Sheriauna is a vibrant, smart, funny little girl with tons of personality! She has a unique story to share with the world and she loves to help others see differences as strengths. Learn about one little girl’s experience with being different and how we can all be kind to each other, while creating a more inclusive world for everybody.

Look What Kate Can Do: One Hand Works as Well as Two by Katie & Paul Leatherwood

Kate was born with symbrachydactyly, a big word for upper limb differences. How does a little girl feel about growing up with one hand? How does she answer people’s questions? Here’s Kate’s story in her own words.


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah By Laurie Ann Thompson

Ella & the All-Stars By Sherry Cerino and Pamela Clemente
Ella and the All-Stars, the first in a collection of Ella’s Way stories, introduces Ella a young starfish who befriends a group of unusual sea creatures. Through trust and acceptance of differences, Ella learns that friends come in all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities. This undersea adventure with colorfully unique characters and a heartwarming story sensitively introduce diversity, disability and differences in childhood friendships.

Emmy’s Amazing Hand By Jocelyn Hoffman
Encouraging and Inspiring families affected by limb deficiencies.

Barthello’s Wing: The Tale of a Very Brave Bug By Janie DeVos

BO MEETS A HERO By Sharman Martin, with Photographs by Karim Shamsi-Basha
A Wounded Army Vet (Noah Galloway) Joins with Bo, the Three-Legged Dog, to Teach Children Invaluable Lessons

Zippy’s Big Difference [Paperback] By Candida Sullivan

Zippy and the Stripes of Courage [Paperback] By Candida Sullivan

God Made Me Special, Just Like You! by Nicki Olin


5 Fingers and 10 Toes by Dawn Civitello

A Children’s book written by Dawn Civitello who is a Mom and Teacher. In hopes of spreading awareness to young children and families about limb deficiencies that exist among peers. This book is a great way to explain to children that differences exist and it’s ok to be different, everyone should be accepted for who they are!!,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

5 Fingers and 10 Toes: Jo-Jo Goes to School by Dawn Civitello

Children’s book that takes us along on a journey of a boy born with a limb difference,as he enters school for the very first time.

I Have A Doll Just Like You! by Julie Ann Zitterkopf Larson MD (Author),‎ Jacqueline Kerr (Illustrator)
“I Have A Doll Just Like You” is a children’s story about amputation and limb deficiency. It was written with the goal of teaching children that people come in all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities. This book is a fictional, illustrated story for children about a little boy with a congenital amputation of his left arm. It also includes a glossary of amputee terminology, a letter to parents and teachers, and a series of discussion starters for families and classrooms. All of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to send children with limb differences to amputee camp.

Purr-fectly Lucky by Kimberly Palmucci (Author), Brani McCann (Illustrator)
Purr-fectly Lucky is inspired by the real life story of Meesta the three-legged cat and his strength, spirit, and love. Meesta and his adoptive mom, Kimberly, are on a mission to spread the message that regardless of where your story begins, who you are, or what makes you special and different, everyone deserves a happy ending!

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