Children’s Show “Arthur” To Tackle Disability
Arthur, the aardvark of PBS and children’s books notoriety, is looking for a new friend with one criteria: the boy or girl must have a disability. And you have a chance to create the character — so long as you’re between the ages of six and 12.
Arthur and his creator, Marc Brown, are holding a contest to find the newest character who will “show the gang in Elwood City that children come in all shapes, sizes and abilities.” Arthur previously featured a character who is blind and one who is dyslexic.
Through March 31, children can submit their concept for a character along with a drawing. The child whose character is selected will get to appear on Arthur and will have an opportunity to meet Brown.
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