Welcome to our library.

There are a few things you should know:  

-Inclusion in our library does not equal a recommendation

—We welcome your input about the books. Please complete our survey about how the books represent Down syndrome.

——Click on the book cover to get to the detail page

——Click on the “Read It – Review It” picture to access the survey

——You can also access the survey here.

— The books are divided into three categories by age: Picture books (young, elementary), Chapter books (elementary-middle school) and Young Adult Literature (high school).

—Each title includes a link to an external page.  Most lead to an Amazon page where you can purchase the book. We will get a small commission if you purchase a book from our link.

—We have not read all of the books yet so if you find one that you think should not be listed here – because it does not include Down syndrome, not because it is a negative representation – please let us know. 

—The descriptions shown here are from other sources – not our own. As this project evolves, we will replace them. If you complete a survey, we may incorporate your comments. 

—The search buttons can be used to filter the books.

—Feel free to rate the books you have read using the star system on the detail page.  No sign-in required.

—A note about our use of “multicultural”: while it could be said that all of the books here are multicultural because of the inclusion of Down syndrome, we are using the term to mean the presence of children of color. We can use your help recognizing these books since it is often hard to tell from the cover and previews given by booksellers.

—If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a book we’ve missed, please email us at: childrenslibrary@theroadweveshared.com


We hope this list helps you and the children in your life find a new favorite book.

Happy reading!


Click on the picture below to enter the full library —-

—or use the following links to browse by collection:

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Young Adult Literature