Osofsky, Audrey. My Buddy. Bt Bound, 1999. A young boy with muscular dystrophy tells how he is teamed up with a dog trained to do things for him that he can't do himself. Ages 5 - 10.
Stepanek, Mattie J. T. Hope Through Heartsongs. Hyperion, NY, 2002. Mattie, who has muscular dystrophy, has been writing poetry since age 3. His poetry is about sustaining hope when your life and your world challenge you. Ages 6 up.