Middle Grade Books for Disability Pride Month

Our stock of Middle Grade books we recommend for Disability Pride Month!

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus: Volume 1 By Dusti Bowling Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454932994
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Published: Union Square Kids - March 5th, 2019

"Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned." --School Library Journal (Starred review)

The Chance to Fly (The Chance to Fly #1) By Ali Stroker, Stacy Davidowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419743931
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 13th, 2021

From Tony Award–winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz, The Chance to Fly is an inspiring and heartfelt middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity.

“The perfect read for any dream chaser. . . .

El Deafo: A Graphic Novel By Cece Bell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Abrams Fanfare - September 2nd, 2014

Cece Bell’s #1 New York Times Bestseller graphic novel El Deafo is the origin story of a student with hearing loss and a hearing aid becoming a superhero.
A John Newbery Medal Winner
Now an Apple+ Animated TV Series!
Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to you

Roll with It By Jamie Sumner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534442566
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” —R.J.

Jude Saves the World By Ronnie Riley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338855876
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 18th, 2023

Perfect for fans of Alex Gino, A. J.

Izzy at the End of the World By K.A. Reynolds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358467779
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Published: HarperCollins - February 21st, 2023

The Last Kids on Earth meets Margaret Peterson Haddix in this middle grade adventure about fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world who must team up with her loveable dog to uncover the hidden truth behind her family and the rest of humanity’s disappearance.   

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks: Longlisted for the Adrien Prize, 2022 By Emily Kenny Cover Image
ISBN: 9780861542079
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Published: Rock the Boat - February 14th, 2023

What if you could talk to animals?

Alice Tonks desperately wants to make friends at boarding school but, being autistic, she’s always found it hard to fit in. Then she discovers she is a “switcher” and can talk to animals. As she starts to explore her newfound abilities, to her horror she learns that creatures are going missing.

Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse By Sangu Mandanna Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593207017
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2023

"Indian folklore meets fantasy adventure in this captivating novel . . . An action-packed, evocative portrayal of courage, friendship, and belonging." —Kirkus Reviews on Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom.

Show Us Who You Are By Elle McNicoll Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593562994
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2022

A neurodiverse twelve-year-old girl is shown an amazing new technology that gives her another chance to talk to the best friend she lost. But she soon discovers the corporation behind the science hides dark secrets that only she can expose in this heartwarming and heroic sophomore novel from the award-winning author of A Kind of Spark.