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Disability Awareness Books (Spring 2021)

This list will feature books about disability and people with disability, spreading awareness for readers wanting to find representation and/or educate themselves further on the topic

 
A Storm of Strawberries

A Storm of Strawberries

By: Jo Cotterill
ISBN: 9781499808384
Fiction, 7-12, Prose
 
A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

By: Padma Venkatraman
ISBN: 9780147514400
Fiction, 7-12, Poetry
 
After The Worst Thing Happens

After The Worst Thing Happens

By: Audrey Vernick
ISBN: 9780823444908
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
After Zero

After Zero

By: Christina Collins
ISBN: 9781492655329
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
All the Way to the Top

All the Way to the Top

By: Annette Bay Pimentel
Illustrated by:
Nabi H. Ali
ISBN: 9781492688976
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
An ABC of Families

An ABC of Families

By: Abbey Williams
Illustrated by:
Paulina Morgan
ISBN: 9780711256538
Nonfiction, 0-3, Series
 
Are You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

By: Darren Groth
ISBN: 9781459815087
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Back to Front and Upside Down!

Back to Front and Upside Down!

By: Claire Alexander
Illustrated by:
Claire Alexander
ISBN: 9780802854148
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Before I Let Go

Before I Let Go

By: Marieke Nijkamp
ISBN: 9781492642282
Fiction, Teen, Mystery / Thriller
 
Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy

Body Talk

By: Kelly Jensen
ISBN: 9781616209674
Nonfiction, Teen, Health
 
Born Just Right

Born Just Right

By: Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
ISBN: 9781534428393
Fiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
Braced

Braced

By: Alyson Gerber
ISBN: 9780545902144
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
Can Bears Ski?

Can Bears Ski?

By: Raymond Antrobus
Illustrated by:
Polly Dunbar
ISBN:  9781536212662
Fiction, 4-6, Health
 
Cursed

Cursed

By: Karol Ruth Silverstein
ISBN: 9781580899406
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Dad, Jackie, and Me

Dad, Jackie, and Me

By: Myron Uhlberg
Illustrated by:
Colin Bootman
ISBN: 9781561455317
Fiction, 4-6, Historical Fiction
 
Dancing with Katya

Dancing with Katya

By: Dori Chaconas
Illustrated by:
Constance R. Bergum
ISBN: 9781561453764
Fiction, 4-6, Health
 
A Danger to Herself and Others

A Danger to Herself and Others

By: Alyssa Sheinmel
ISBN: 9781492667247
Fiction, Teen, Mystery / Thriller
 
Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults): 17 First-Person Stories for Today

Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults)

By: Alice Wong
ISBN: 9780593381670
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth

Dorothea’s Eyes

By: Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by:
Gérard DuBois
ISBN: 9781629792088
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
Emiline: Knight in Training

Emiline

By: Kimberli Johnson
Illustrated by:
Kimberli Johnson
ISBN: 9781620106440
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
Even If We Break

Even If We Break

By: Marieke Nijkamp
ISBN: 9781492636113
Fiction, Teen, Mystery / Thriller
 
Feathers

Feathers

By: Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 9780399239892
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree

By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
ISBN: 9780399162596
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
Fix

Fix

By: J. Albert Mann
ISBN: 9780316493499
Fiction, Teen, Health
 
Floppy Lop-Ears and the Spectrum

Floppy Lop-Ears and the Spectrum

By: Rochelle Caruso Flynn, MD
Illustrated by:
Joshua Allen
ISBN: 9781612544922
Fiction, 7-12, Health
 
Florence & Leon

Florence & Leon

By: Simon Boulerice
Illustrated by:
Delphie Côté-Lacroix
ISBN: 9781459818224
Fiction, 4-6, Romance
 
Head Above Water

Head Above Water

By: S.L. Rottman
ISBN: 9781561452385
Fiction, Teen, Prose
 
How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps

How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps

By: Peggy Porter Tierney
Illustrated by:
Marie Letourneau
ISBN: 9781939100542
Fiction, 4-6, Contemporary
 
I Am Not a Label

I Am Not a Label

By: Cerrie Burnell
Illustrated by:
Lauren Mark Baldo
ISBN: 9780711247451
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
I Can Help

I Can Help

By: Reem Faruqi
Illustrated by:
Mikela Prevost
ISBN: 9780802855046
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
I May Not Be Like You, but We Could Be Friends

I May Not Be Like You, but We Could Be Friends

By: Sabrena Bishop
Illustrated by:
Tyler Waite
ISBN: 9781948071994
Fiction, 4-6, Action / Adventure
 
I See You See

I See You See

By: Richard Jackson
Illustrated by:
Patrice Barton
ISBN: 9781481492003
Fiction, 4-6, Contemporary
 
I Talk Like a River

I Talk Like a River

By: Jordan Scott
Illustrated by:
Sydney Smith
ISBN: 9780823445592
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

By: Melanie Walsh
Illustrated by:
Melanie Walsh
ISBN: 9780763681210
Fiction, 4-6, Health
 
Kat Greene Comes Clean

Kat Greene Comes Clean

By: Melissa Roske
ISBN: 9781580897761
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Look Up!

Look Up!

By: Jin-Ho Jung
Illustrated by:
Mi Hyun Kim
ISBN: 9780823440139
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Looking Out for Sarah

Looking Out for Sarah

By: Glenna Lang
Illustrated by:
Glenna Lang
ISBN: 9781570916076
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Love, Ish

Love, Ish

By: Karen Rivers
ISBN: 9781616207984
Fiction, 7-12, Health
 
Lucas Makes a Comeback

Lucas Makes a Comeback

By: Igor Plohl
Illustrated by:
Urska Stropnik Sonc
ISBN: 9780823447664
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Me and My Sister

Me and My Sister

By: Rose Robbins
Illustrated by:
Rose Robbins
ISBN: 9780802855428
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Melody’s Magic Flying Machine

Melody’s Magic Flying Machine

By: Elaine Ambrose
Illustrated by:
Caroline Zina
ISBN: 9781612544700
Fiction, 7-12, Picture Book
 
Mi Árbol Doblado (My Bent Tree Bilingual)

Mi Árbol Doblado (My Bent Tree Bilingual)

By: Kathy Brodsky
Illustrated by:
Cameron Bennett
ISBN: 9780997792201
Fiction, 4-6, Spanish
 
Mooncakes

Mooncakes

By: Suzanne Walker
Illustrated by:
Wendy Xu
ISBN: 9781549303043
Fiction, Teen, Action / Adventure
 
Mr. Gringle’s Magical Wheelchair

Mr. Gringle’s Magical Wheelchair

By: Natalie Gonchar
Illustrated by:
Eduard Kotz
ISBN: 9781612543154
Fiction, 7-12, Picture Book
 
My Bent Tree

My Bent Tree

By: Kathy Brodsky
Illustrated by:
Cameron Bennett
ISBN: 9780615160665
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
New Shoes, Red Shoes

New Shoes, Red Shoes

By: Susan Rollins
Illustrated by:
Becky Baur
ISBN: 9781786284686
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Oh Brother

Oh Brother

By: Sonya Spreen Bates
ISBN: 9781459824331
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
Oh So Kind

Oh So Kind

By: Joy Cho
Illustrated by:
Angie Stalker
ISBN: 9781338356359
Fiction, 0-3, Diversity
 
Olivia Lauren’s Olivia Connects: A Guide to Modes of Communication

Olivia Lauren’s Olivia Connects

By: Melissa-Sue John and Alyssa Simone
Illustrated by:
Lionel Emabat
ISBN: 9780997952056
Fiction, 7-12, Science
 
Pinned

Pinned

By: Sharon G. Flake
ISBN: 9780545057189
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Poojo’s Got Wheels

Poojo’s Got Wheels

By: Charrow
Illustrated by:
Charrow
ISBN: 9781536210361
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
Prom Theory

Prom Theory

By: Ann LaBar
ISBN: 9781534463080
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

Rescue & Jessica

By: Jessica Kensky; Patrick Downes
Illustrated by:
Scott Magoon
ISBN:  9780763696047
Fiction, 4-6, Health
 
Roll with It

Roll with It

By: Jamie Sumner
ISBN: 9781534442566
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
Running Full Tilt

Running Full Tilt

By: Michael Currinder
ISBN: 9781580898966
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Secrets of Camp Whatever

Secrets of Camp Whatever

By: Chris Grine
Illustrated by:
Chris Grine
ISBN: 9781620108628
Fiction, 7-12, Mystery / Thriller
 
Show Me a Sign

Show Me a Sign

By: Ann Clare LeZotte
ISBN: 9781338255812
Fiction, 7-12, Historical Fiction
 
Sleeping Bunnies

Sleeping Bunnies

By: Annie Kubler
Illustrated by:
Sarah Dellow
ISBN: 9781786281982
Fiction, 0-3, Diversity
 
Somebody Up There Hates You

Somebody Up There Hates You

By: Hollis Seamon
ISBN: 9781616204549
Fiction, Teen, Romance
 
Sometimes I Get the Wiggles

Sometimes I Get the Wiggles

By: Andee Cooper
Illustrated by:
Thomas Hilley
ISBN: 9781937054229
Fiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
Song For a Whale

Song For a Whale

By: Lynne Kelly
ISBN: 9781524770235
Fiction, 7-12, Science
 
Stay Curious!: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Stay Curious!

By: Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer
Illustrated by:
Boris Kulikov
ISBN: 9780399550287
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Stealing Kevin’s Heart

Stealing Kevin’s Heart

By: M. Scott Carter
ISBN: 9781937054052
Fiction, Teen, Romance
 
Stevie Wonder (Little People, BIG DREAMS Series)

Stevie Wonder (Little People, BIG DREAMS Series)

By: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Illustrated by:
Melissa Lee Johnson
ISBN: 9780711257757
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Talking Is Not My Thing

Talking Is Not My Thing

By: Rose Robbins
Illustrated by:
Rose Robbins
ISBN: 9780802855497
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
Ten Little Fingers

Ten Little Fingers

By: Annie Kubler
Illustrated by:
Sarah Dellow
ISBN: 9781786284068
Fiction, 0-3, Diversity
 
The Boy Who Loved Everyone

The Boy Who Loved Everyone

By: Jane Porter
Illustrated by:
Maisie Paradise Shearring
ISBN: 9781536211238
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
The Tale of the Tainted Buffalo Wallow (The Bulldoggers Club Book #2)

The Tale of the Tainted Buffalo Wallow (The Bulldoggers Club Book #2)

By: Barbara Hay
ISBN: 9781937054571
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
The Canyon’s Edge

The Canyon’s Edge

By: Dusti Bowling
ISBN: 9780316494694
Fiction, 7-12, Action / Adventure
 
The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging

The Disability Experience

By: Hannalora Leavitt
Illustrated by:
Belle Wuthrich
ISBN: 9781459819283
Nonfiction, Teen, Diversity
 
The Fastest Girl on Earth!: Meet Kitty O’Neil, Daredevil Driver!

The Fastest Girl on Earth!

By: Dean Robbins
Illustrated by:
Elizabeth Baddeley
ISBN: 9780593125717
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
The Justice Project

The Justice Project

By: Michael Betcherman
ISBN: 9781459822504
Fiction, Teen, Mystery
 
The Lost Things Club

The Lost Things Club

By: J.S. Puller
ISBN: 9780759556133
Fiction, 7-12, Health
 
The Map Challenge (A Book about Dyslexia)

The Map Challenge (A Book about Dyslexia)

By: Tracy Packiam Alloway
Illustrated by:
Ana Sanfelippo
ISBN: 9781786035776
Fiction, 4-6, Series
 
The Perfect Project (A Book about Autism)

The Perfect Project (A Book about Autism)

By: Tracy Packiam Alloway
Illustrated by:
Ana Sanfelippo
ISBN: 9780711243286
Fiction, 4-6, Series
 
The Power of Piggie Bear

The Power of Piggie Bear

By: Mara James
Illustrated by:
Matthew Mew
ISBN: 9781612545028
Fiction, 4-6, Health
 
The Printer

The Printer

By: Myron Uhlberg
Illustrated by:
Henri Sørensen
ISBN: 9781561454839
Fiction, 4-6, Historical Fiction
 
The Roller Coaster Ride

The Roller Coaster Ride

By: David Broadbent
Illustrated by:
David Broadbent
ISBN: 9781786285607
Fiction, 4-6, Diversity
 
The Sound of All Things

The Sound of All Things

By: Myron Uhlberg
Illustrated by:
Ted Papoulas
ISBN: 9781561458332
Fiction, 7-12, Picture Book
 
The Space We’re In

The Space We’re In

By: Katya Balen
ISBN: 9780823442898
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
The Tea Dragon Festival

The Tea Dragon Festival

By: K. O’Neill
Illustrated by:
K. O’Neill
ISBN: 9781620106556
Fiction, 7-12, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
The Worry (Less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm, and Tame Your Anxiety!

The Worry (Less) Book

By: Rachel Brian
Illustrated by:
Rachel Brian
ISBN: 9780316495196
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise

Up All Night

By: Laura Silverman
ISBN: 9781643750415
Fiction, Teen, Romance
 
Up and Down Mom

Up and Down Mom

By: Summer Macon
Illustrated by:
Summer Macon
ISBN: 9781786283405
Fiction, 4-6, Health
 
Walking with Miss Millie

Walking with Miss Millie

By: Tamara Bundy
ISBN: 9780399544576
Fiction, 7-12, Historical Fiction
 
We Could Be Heroes

We Could Be Heroes

By: Margaret Finnegan
ISBN: 9781534445260
Fiction, 7-12, Contemporary
 
When You Know What I Know

When You Know What I Know

By: Sonja K. Solter
ISBN: 9780316535427
Fiction, 7-12, Health
 
White Bird: A Wonder Story

White Bird

By: R. J. Palacio
ISBN: 9780525645535
Fiction, 7-12, Historical Fiction
 
Worst-Case Collin

Worst-Case Collin

By: Rebecca Caprara
ISBN: 9781623541453
Fiction, Teen, Contemporary
 
Yes I Can!: A Girl and Her Wheelchair

Yes I Can!

By: Kendra J. Barrett, Jacqueline B. Toner, and Claire A. B. Freeland
Illustrated by:
Violet Lemay
ISBN: 9781433828690
Fiction, 4-6, Picture Book
 
You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion Inspired by Model & Disability Advocate Sofia Sanchez

You Are Enough

By: Margaret O’Hair
Illustrated by:
Sofia Cardosa
ISBN: 9781338630749
Fiction, 4-6, Contemporary
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