Books featuring Characters and People with Epilepsy

When You Reach Me: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Rebecca Stead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling - December 28th, 2010

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!

100 Sideways Miles By Andrew Smith Cover Image
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.

Mis(h)adra By Iasmin Omar Ata Cover Image
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 Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) By Anne Fadiman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374533403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 24th, 2012

Now with a new Afterword from the author

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy.