Dingding and Dangdang series (7 titles)
Dingding and Dangdang 1 : Brothers
Dingding and Dangdang 2 : Blind Goat
Dingding and Dangdang 3 : Flea Circus
Dingding and Dangdang 4 : Beyond the Mountain is Another Mountain
Dingding and Dangdang 5 : Grassroots Street
Dingding and Dangdang 6 : Black Sailor
Dingding and Dangdang 7 : Ant Elephant
This series was selected as one of IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disability 2015.
Dingding and Dangdang are the heroes of this groundbreaking, moving new seven book series told in two voices. The brothers have Downs Syndrome and live in a small rural Chinese village.
Told almost as fable using magic realist elements, this series illuminates the difficulties and possibilities which Down’s Syndrome children facing in today’s China and reverberates elsewhere. In turns deeply sad, moving, joyous and ultimately hopeful, it is also a very readable and exciting adventure series.