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CELAHackmatack titles for readers with print disabilities

You don’t have to be in a Hackmatack reading club to enjoy the books. And you don’t have to be a conventional reader.

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is an accessible library service, providing books and other materials to Canadians of all ages with print disabilities.

You can get these titles from your public library, or through the CELA website.

Hackmatack Shortlisted Books 2022-23

English Fiction

Birdspell
by Valerie Sherrard
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

A Boy is Not a Ghost
by Edeet Ravel
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

The Fabulous Zed Watson!
by Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer
by Leslie Gentile
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

My Indian
By Chief Mi’Sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill
Synthetic audio, Human-transcribed braille

English Nonfiction

Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians
by Lindsay Ruck
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers
by Frances Backhouse
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

Meet David Suzuki
by Elizabeth MacLeod
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

Unstoppable: Women With Disabilities
by Helen Wolfe
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality
by Susan Hughes
Human-narrated audio

Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman
by Les Stroud
Human-narrated audio

Roman français

Am stam gram
par Sophie Labelle
Human-narrated audio

Åniå : La Montagne d’ébène
par Sarah Degonse
Human-narrated audio

Artémise, musicienne
par Diane Lavoie
Human-narrated audio

Le chien d’or de Québec
par Denis M. Boucher
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

Éléalix : La cité disparue
par Audrée Archambault
Human-narrated audio

Hackmatack Shortlisted Books 2021-22

English Fiction

The Barren Grounds
by David A. Robertson 
Human-narrated audio

Clan
by Sigmund Brouwer 
Synthetic audio, Human-transcribed braille

Girl of the Southern Sea
by Michelle Kadarusman 
Human-narrated audio

The Lost Scroll of the Physician (Secrets of the Sands #1)
by Alisha Sevigny
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye
by Melanie Mosher
Human-narrated audio

Harvey Comes Home
by Colleen Nelson
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

The Hermit
by Jan Coates
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

No Vacancy (CELA) (Bookshare)
by Tziporah Cohen
Human-narrated audio (CELA), Synthetic audio, Automated braille (Bookshare)

Screech!: Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland
by Charis Cotter
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

 

 

Roman français

1-2-3… Retiré de l’équipe!
par Marilou Addison
Human-narrated audio

Commotion
par Rosalie Althot
Human-narrated audio

En piste!
par Chantale D’Amours
Human-narrated audio

Kellan et le roi de la montagne
par Dïana Bélice
Human-narrated audio

Marcher sur une ligne de trottoir, ça jamais!
par Émilie Rivard
Human-narrated audio

Maxime superpuissante : L’étincelle
par Mathieu Fortin
Human-narrated audio

Pénélope Justice
par Annie Bacon
Human-narrated audio

Le secret de Saint-Onitague
par Éric Péladeau
Human-narrated audio

 

English Nonfiction

What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention In the Time of COVID-19
by Erin Silver
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

Canadian Women Now + Then: More Than 100 Stories of Fearless Trailblazers
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Maia Faddoul
Synthetic audio, Human-transcribed braille

It Seemed Like a Good Idea … : Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs
by Ted Staunton and Will Staunton
Human-narrated audio

Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal
by Linda L. Richards
Synthetic audio, Automated braille

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
by Kyo Maclear 
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War
by Mireille Messier 
Human-transcribed braille

Be a Weather Detective
by Peggy Kochanoff
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille

Fight On!: Cape Breton Coal Miners, 1900-1925
by Joanne Schwartz
Human-narrated audio

So Imagine Me: Nature Riddles in Poetry
by Lynn Davies
Human-narrated audio

Documentaire français

Les enfants de la Nouvelle-France
par PierreAlexandre Bonin et Gilbert Desmarais
Human-narrated audio

À cheval sur l’été
par Fabienne Gagnon
Human-narrated audio

Non aux étiquettes!
par Martine Latulippe
Human-narrated audio

Quatre filles intrépides
par Emmanuelle Bergeron
Human-narrated audio

Raconte-moi Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
par Joanie Godin
Human-narrated audio

Rosa Parks
par Johanne Ménard
Human-narrated audio

Hackmatack Shortlisted Books 2020-21

Acting Wild: How We Behave Like Birds, Bugs and Beasts
by Maria Birmingham
(Braille, Synthetic audio, ePub)

How to Become an Accidental Genius
by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky
(Braille, Synthetic audio, ePub)

Jacques’ Escape
by Anne C. Kelly
(Braille, Synthetic audio, ePub)

No Girls Allowed:Inspired by the True Story of a Girl Who Fought for Her Right to Play
by Natalie Corbett Sampson
(Braille, Synthetic audio, ePub)

Pickles vs. the Zombies
by Angela Misri
(DAISY audio)

Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting
by Ausma Zehanat Khan
(Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille)

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Elsie MacGill
by Elizabeth MacLeod
(DAISY audio)

Sharing Our Truths/Tapwe
by Henry Beaver & Mindy Willett with Eileen Beaver
(Braille, Synthetic audio, ePub)

Shiny and New
by Robert Chafe
(DAISY audio)

Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? Real Science Questions from Real Kids
by Kira Vermond
(Braille, Synthetic audio)

L’Agence des Super Orphelins #01
par Julie Royer
(DAISY audio)

Enterrer la lune
par Andrée Poulin
(DAISY audio)

Le Fantôme de la maison Scott
par Alain M. Bergeron
(DAISY audio)

Les étoiles
par Jacques Goldstyn
(DAISY audio)

Les Nuages
par Ève Christian
(DAISY audio)

Lucie, la mouffette qui pète quand elle rit
par Shallow
(DAISY audio)

Perdues dans le noir
par Alexandra Larochelle
(DAISY audio)

Quatre filles de caractère
par Emmanuelle Bergeron
(DAISY audio)

Savais-tu? : Les Paresseux
par Alain M Bergeron & Michel Quintin et Sampar
(DAISY audio)

Hackmatack 2019-20 Books

celalibrary.ca/2020_Hackmatack_Englishcelalibrary.ca/2020_Hackmatack_French

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