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Disability Pride Month Booklist

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July 1, 2022

July is Disability Pride Month! This annual observance is used to promote visibility and mainstream awareness of the positive pride felt by people with disabilities by celebrating disability culture and the unique experiences of people with differing abilities and the contributions that they offer society. We've compiled a booklist featuring stories with disabled characters.

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Children's Picture Books

Can Bears Ski by Raymond Antrobus

A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor

Lucas at the Paralympics by Igor Plohl

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete

My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best

My Travelin’ Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Poojo’s Got Wheels by Charrow

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein

The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

It's My Life by Stacie Ramey

Love From A to Z by SK Ali

Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens edited by Marieke Nijkamp

Adult Fiction

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

A Room Called Earth by Madeleine Ryan

Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

True Biz by Sara Novic

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Adult Nonfiction

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally by Emily Ladau

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Haben: The Deafblind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Grima

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reason to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown

A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex and Disability by A. Andrews

Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby