I recently talked about how much I like the Schneider Family Book Award. I mean really, EVERY library should have these books in their collections. Not only will it increase the chances that kids who are growing up with disabilities will find books where they can see themselves, they are good books. I just finished Jerk, California, which won the award in the teen category in 2009. This growing up story about Sam/Jack has lots going on, and takes learning who you are and where you come from to a whole new complicated level. There is even a complicated romance of sorts. I listened to the book while in DC for the ALA conference and on our way home. I recently decided that I would read all of the Schneider Family Book Award winners. I think this is a great project because if Jerk is an example readers will find great, interesting stories.