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Autism Acceptance Month Booklist

Autism Puzzle
April 6, 2021

April is Autism Acceptance Month -- a time to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change. We've compiled a booklist by, about, or featuring someone with Autism.

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Children's Picture Books

Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism by Jen Malia

Benji, the Bad Day, and Me by Sally J. Pla

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh

Children's Nonfiction

How to be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl by Florida Frenz

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca

Is It ok to Ask Questions About Autism?  by Abi Rawlins

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

Me and Mister P. by Maria Farrer

The Ostrich and Other Lost Things  by Beth Hautala

Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen

Rules  by Cynthia Lord

Watchdog by Will McIntosh

Planet Earth is Blue  by Nicole Panteleakos

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer

A Star is Born by Walter Dean Myers

Teen and Young Adult Nonfiction

Autism, the Invisible Cord : A Sibling's Diary by Barbara S. Cain

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic : A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum  by Michael McCreary

Same but Different : Teen Life on the Autism Express by Holly Robinson Peete

Adult Fiction

The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Adult Nonfiction

What Science Tells Us About Autism Spectrum Disorder: Making the Right Choices for Your Child by Raphael Bernier

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism Naoki Higashida

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy with Autism  by Naoki Higashida

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew  by Ellen Notbohm

Not My Boy!: A Father, a Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism by Rodney Peete

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism  by Ron Suskind

Adult Biography

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage and Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to be a Better Husband by David Finch

Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations by Ron Fournier

The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison

The Boy Who Felt Too Much: How a Renowned Neuroscientist and His Son Changed Our View of Autism Forever by Lorenz Wagner


Autism: The Musical

Too Sane for This World