Characters with Disabilities: Books for Young Adult Readers

Darius the Great Is Not Okay By Adib Khorram Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award


“Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.”


Mis(h)adra By Iasmin Omar Ata Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501162107
Availability: Unavailable to Order
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.


Five Feet Apart By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry (With), Tobias Iaconis (With) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534437333
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 20th, 2018

Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson!

Goodreads Choice Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction of 2019
A YALSA 2020 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with jus


Everything, Everything By Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780553496673
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Published: Ember - March 7th, 2017

Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller. 


Love from A to Z By S. K. Ali Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534442733
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 9th, 2020

“The bighearted, wildly charming, painfully real love story I’ve been waiting for.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“Heartfelt and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K.


The Silence Between Us By Alison Gervais Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780310766162
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Published: Blink - August 13th, 2019

"The Silence Between Us is eminently un-put-down-able." (NPR)

Schneider Family Book Award, Best Teen Honor Book 2020


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.


How We Roll By Natasha Friend Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250308818
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Published: Square Fish - June 4th, 2019

A gentle young adult romance for fans of Sarah Dessen about two teens, each of whom has lost something irreplaceable, finding one another.


Wild and Crooked By Leah Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547600021
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 4th, 2019

Critically-acclaimed author Leah Thomas blends a small-town setting with the secrets of a long-ago crime, in a compelling novel about breaking free from the past.


The Running Dream By Wendelin Van Draanen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375866289
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Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012

When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
 


Not If I See You First By Eric Lindstrom Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316259873
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Published: Poppy - November 1st, 2016

In the tradition of Gayle Forman and John Green comes this extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school.


Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible By Suzanne Kamata Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781936846382
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Published: GemmaMedia - May 17th, 2013

Anna and the French Kiss meets Stoner & Spaz in a contemporary young adult coming-of-age novel about a girl, her struggles, and her art.


Challenger Deep By Neal Shusterman, Brendan Shusterman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780061134142
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 26th, 2016

National Book Award * Golden Kite Award Winner * Six Starred Reviews

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.


The Art of Starving By Sam J. Miller Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062456724
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

Winner of the 2017 Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book!

“Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless, and powerful, The Art of Starving is a classic in the making.”—Book Riot


Mosquitoland By David Arnold Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147513656
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Published: Speak - March 1st, 2016

“Top-notch” —USA Today
“Illuminating” —Washington Post
“A breath of fresh air” —Entertainment Weekly
“Memorable” —People
 


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.


100 Sideways Miles By Andrew Smith Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442444966
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

Destiny takes a detour in this “wickedly witty and offbeat novel” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that was nominated for the National Book Award.

Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451696196
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Published: MTV Books - August 14th, 2012

Read the cult-favorite coming-of-age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory.


All the Bright Places By Jennifer Niven Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385755917
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Published: Ember - September 13th, 2016

NOW A NETFLIX FILM, STARRING ELLE FANNING AND JUSTICE SMITH!

The New York Times bestselling love story about two teens who find each other while standing on the edge. And don’t miss Take Me with You When You Go, Jennifer Niven’s highly anticipated new book with bestselling author David Levithan!


Fangirl: A Novel By Rainbow Rowell Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250042613
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 6th, 2018

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.


Wintergirls By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142415573
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2010

 


Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.

Discover what comes next for heist trio Kaz, Inej, and Jesper -- and the star-crossed Nina and Matthias -- in the #1 New York Times bestseller Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology.


Will Grayson, Will Grayson By John Green, David Levithan Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142418475
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Published: Speak - April 5th, 2011

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage.


The Impossible Knife of Memory By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147510723
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Published: Penguin Books - June 2nd, 2015

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school.


Skim By Mariko Tamaki (Created by), Jillian Tamaki (Created by) Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki (Created by), Jillian Tamaki (Created by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780888999641
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Published: Groundwood Books - February 23rd, 2010

Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself -- possibly because he's (maybe) gay -- the entire school goes into mourning overdrive.


On the Edge of Gone By Corinne Duyvis Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781419739262
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 11th, 2020

A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature’s boldest new talents.
 January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one.


The Drowned Cities By Paolo Bacigalupi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316056229
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die.


Just Breathe By Cammie McGovern Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062463364
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Published: HarperTeen - February 16th, 2021

From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will and A Step Toward Falling comes a deeply emotional new novel, perfect for fans of Five Feet Apart and The Fault in Our Stars.

David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis.


This Is Not a Test: A Novel By Courtney Summers Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312656744
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 19th, 2012

It's the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won't stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn't sound so bad.