MyaGrace Wants To Make Music

a true story of inclusion and self-determination

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, Mary Birdsell


Everyone in MyaGrace’s family makes music. MyaGrace plays the piano but it’s not the same. She wants to join her family when they are making music. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace knows just the person to help. (MyaGrace has Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Intellectual disabilities. She was adopted from India.)

Rights Information

Worldwide rights available


In 2015, selected by the Kansas Pediatric Foundation for their early literacy program, 'Turn a Page-Touch a Mind.' Nominated by the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Council for their Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award.


Stories are magic.  Good stories change lives and cultures.  “Finding My Way Books” are spectacular story resources that feature youth and adults living inclusive lives.  Beautifully illustrated with photographs and delightfully presented for kids and adults alike.  The teaching guides are thoughtful and doable.  A great resource for every family and classroom.


Jack Pearpoint

Inclusion Press; Marsha Forest Centre


The books are written by a team of educators and professionals who have combined years of experience in working with children with special needs; they launched the series to help increase the visibility of kids with disabilities in children’s books through authentic stories. Realistic, accessible, and uplifting, these books are an important resource not only for kids who have special needs but for broader audiences of children who can learn from the protagonists’’ strengths, challenges, and achievements. All books available in English and Spanish.

Lydia Breiseth

Colorín Colorado

Author Biography

The authors and photographer draw from their work experience in Early Intervention, Special Education, Speech/Theatre Education and Occupational Therapy to discover the strengths of the child revealed within each story.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2015
  • English
  • 9780986379208
  • United States
  • Pages: 50
  • Finding My Way Books
  • Readership: Children
  • Publish State: Published
  • Page size: 8.5X8.5 (8.5x8.5) inches
  • Illustration: 34 color photographs