Books by Authors and Illustrators with Disabilities

Red: A Crayon's Story By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062252074
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 3rd, 2015

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo. This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone.


Big Little Brother By Kevin Kling, Chris Monroe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Kling, Chris Monroe (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780873518444
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Published: Borealis Books - November 1st, 2011

Being an older brother has its benefits, of that there’s little doubt. But how would you feel if your little brother grew to be bigger than you? And what if he insisted on touching all your things and following you everywhere you went?


One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree By Daniel Bernstrom, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Bernstrom, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062354853
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Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2016

“A hungry snake. A beautiful brown boy. What more can a young reader ask for?”—National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson


Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481487405
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys


Big Papa and the Time Machine By Daniel Bernstrom, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Bernstrom, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062463319
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Published: HarperCollins - January 14th, 2020

A beautiful journey into African American history: Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book from Daniel Bernstrom (One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree; Gator, Gator, Gator) and Shane Evans (Chocolate Me!) that follows a grandfather and grandson traveling through time and discovering their own African American history.


Dad Has a Wheelchair By Anita Dufalla (Illustrator), Ken Jasch Cover Image
By Anita Dufalla (Illustrator), Ken Jasch
$9.50
ISBN: 9781500290573
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 22nd, 2014

Julia and her dad have a day of fun. Her dad is like everyone's dad except he uses a wheelchair. Join them as they play together at the playground, go fishing, visit the zoo and even camp and look up at the stars Along the way Julia explains why a person might have a disability and what it's like having a dad with a disability.


Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship By Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes, Scott Magoon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696047
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Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018

A 2019 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.


All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything By Annette Bay Pimentel, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins (Foreword by), Nabi Ali (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Annette Bay Pimentel, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins (Foreword by), Nabi Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492688976
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 10th, 2020

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children's Honor Book (American Library Association)


I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present By Cerrie Burnell, Lauren Mark Baldo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cerrie Burnell, Lauren Mark Baldo (Illustrator)
$23.99
ISBN: 9780711247451
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - July 7th, 2020

* 2021 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book

“An inclusive and upbeat collection ideal for classrooms and libraries.” – School Library Journal

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists with disabilities, from past and present.


Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability By Shane Burcaw, Matt Carr (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shane Burcaw, Matt Carr (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626727717
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 7th, 2017

Not So Different offers a humorous, relatable, and refreshingly honest glimpse into Shane Burcaw’s life. Shane tackles many of the mundane and quirky questions that he’s often asked about living with a disability, and shows readers that he’s just as approachable, friendly, and funny as anyone else.


Thank You, Mr. Falker By Patricia Polacco Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399231667
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Published: Philomel Books - May 4th, 1998

The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.


A Book of Nonsense (Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series) By Edward Lear, Edward Lear (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Edward Lear, Edward Lear (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679417989
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Published: Everyman's Library - November 3rd, 1992

The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, stands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted merriment.


El Deafo By Cece Bell Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning graphic novel memoir from Cece Bell

El Deafo is now streaming on Apple TV+. The Guardian called the animated series: "Sweet, funny, poignant and definitely not just for kids."

Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your che


What Stars Are Made Of By Sarah Allen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313197
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 31st, 2020

A Mighty Girl Best Book of 2020!

From debut author Sarah Allen comes a pitch-perfect, heartwarming middle grade novel about growing up, finding yourself, and loving people with everything you’re made of.


The Brave By James Bird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250247759
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 30th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Rain Reign, this middle-grade novel The Brave is about a boy with an OCD issue and his move to a reservation to live with his biological mother.


Alien Superstar (Book #1) By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419733697
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Published: Amulet Books - October 1st, 2019

Don’t miss the instant New York Times bestseller from Emmy Award winner Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver that Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney calls “truly out of this world!"

No one is shocked by the six-eyed alien strolling around the Universal back lot. The tourists just think he’s part of the show.


Ragweed (Poppy #1) By Avi, Brian Floca (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Avi, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380801671
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Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

The first book in the beloved Poppy series by Newbery Medal–winning author Avi, with illustrations from Caldecott Medal–winning artist Brian Floca


Born Just Right (Jeter Publishing) By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534428393
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Published: Aladdin - July 7th, 2020

From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are.

When Jordan Reeves was born without the bottom half of her left arm, the doctors reassured her parents that she was “born just right.” And she has been proving that doctor right ever since!


Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens By Marieke Nijkamp Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374306502
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 18th, 2018

This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.


It's Kind of a Funny Story By Ned Vizzini Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786851973
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2007

Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That’s when things start to get crazy.


Mis(h)adra By Iasmin Omar Ata Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501162107
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Published: Gallery 13 - October 3rd, 2017

An Arab-American college student struggles to live with epilepsy in this starkly colored and deeply-cutting graphic novel.

Isaac wants nothing more than to be a functional college student—but managing his epilepsy is an exhausting battle to survive.


The Art of Saving the World By Corinne Duyvis Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736872
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Published: Amulet Books - September 15th, 2020

One girl and her doppelgangers try to stop the end of the world in this YA sci-fi adventure

When Hazel Stanczak was born, an interdimensional rift tore open near her family’s home, which prompted immediate government attention.


The Dog Says How By Kevin Kling Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681341187
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - November 1st, 2018

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories to readers everywhere with his first book, The Dog Says How.


Qda: A Queer Disability Anthology By Raymond Luczak (Editor) Cover Image
By Raymond Luczak (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781941960028
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Published: Squares & Rebels - November 12th, 2015

Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology proves that intersectionality isn't just a buzzword. It's a penetrating and unforgettable look into the hearts and souls of those defiant enough to explore their own vulnerabilities and demonstrate their own strengths.


Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR One in five people in the United States lives with a disability.


A Room Called Earth: A Novel By Madeleine Ryan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135456
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

“[N]uanced and uplifting.” —Buzzfeed

“[V]ibrant and revealing. Ryan succeeds in capturing neurodiversity on the page.” —Publishers Weekly

One of Bustle's Best Books of 2020! 

An unforgettable story of a fiercely original young woman, whose radical perspective illuminates a new way of being in the world