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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Book Giveaway: Detective Series for Elementary School Kids Featuring Hero Who Has Cerebral Palsy

Do you have an elementary-school aged child, relative, or friend who has a special need? Would you like to make your child more comfortable with the diversity of special needs in his or her friends? Then this detective series is a must read for you. Not only is it a rollicking read, the author teaches children with special needs and the hero uses a wheelchair.
Romeo Riley
by April M. Whitt
Meet Romeo Riley: The world’s first bumbling detective on wheels!
Written by a teacher of students with special needs; April M. Whitt noticed a serious lack of funny books featuring kids with disabilities. “My students enjoyed many of the popular books on the market but I wondered how they could identify with characters whose lives were so different from theirs. That’s when I thought—why couldn’t there be a funny book with crazy adventures about characters who have special needs? Bang, that’s when Romeo was born!”
Romeo was born with cerebral palsy. His CP affects his speech and mobility. It does not, however, affect his ability to solve mysteries! He stays on the go in his power wheelchair and speaks with an electronic communication device. But there are no limits to the trouble he get into! Get ready to laugh along with him through his misguided adventures!    
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Great book for teaching diversity to other students as well!
Author/illustrator April M. Whitt was born in West Palm Beach Florida. She’s been an English teacher and Creative Writing Instructor and she currently works with kids who have special needs. She loves children's books, and she is known for her many disguises and for being in two places at the same time.



  1. These look like wonderful childrens' books. Perfect for my little granddaughter. April, I love these book covers. The bright colors will grab a child's attention.

  2. Oh...I think I'm already on the Newsletter list. But, in case...

  3. Love the storylines! Thank you for this opportunity and for sharing.

  4. This looks awesome. Would love to check these out.

  5. Ditto to what Joe says. I had the exact same thoughts!!! It's awesome. I'd love to check the series out with my kids!