Neurodiverse Characters: Books for Young Adult Readers

Counting to D Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780989594707
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Published: Elliott Books - February 11th, 2014

The kids at Sam's school never knew if they should make fun of her for being too smart or too dumb. That's what it means to be dyslexic, smart, and illiterate. Sam is sick of it. So when her mom gets a job in a faraway city, Sam decides not to tell anyone about her little illiteracy problem.


Mosquitoland 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
 


Challenger Deep 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.


Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Cover Image
$17.99
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.


Darius the Great Is Not Okay 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.”


It's Kind of a Funny Story 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.


Will Grayson, Will Grayson 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.


On the Edge of Gone 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 Perks of Being a Wallflower 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 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!