How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)



“How Katie Got a Voice (and a cool new nickname)” is a story of challenge, triumph, and acceptance. The students and teachers of Cherry Street School all have nicknames that celebrate their differences. But the new girl, Katie, is really different. She can't walk. She can't talk. It seems like she can't do anything! How can the other students involve her in their activities? And how can they give her a nickname?

This book is ideal for promoting inclusion and disability awareness.  At the end of the story, there is a kid-friendly section on disability etiquette.

Written by Patricia L. Mervine, M.A., CCC-SLP and Illustrated by Ian Acker.

40 pages, soft cover.   Autographed by the author.  Inscribed to someone special on request.

This book is also available on Amazon, but is less expensive here -- and it's autographed!

For a free Discussion Guide/Writing Prompts and Communication Word Search, or to purchase the Readers' Theater script of the story and a disability etiquette PPT based on the story, visit