Non-fiction published in 2011 by Second Story Press.
Emily Included is inspired by the true story of Emily Eaton, whose fight to be educated in a regular classroom was a milestone for the rights of people with disabilities in Canada. Emily was born with severe cerebral palsy. At a time when children with CP were segregated, Emily and her family fought for her right to go to school with non-disabled children, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Emily’s story makes her an inspirational role model for children everywhere – whether they are living with a disability or not. Emily Included was chosen as an Outstanding Book by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in 2015, and was a finalist for major Canadian awards, including the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), the Red Cedar Award (British Columbia) and the Golden Oak Award (Ontario).