Nonfiction Books for Disability Pride Month

Our stock of Nonfiction books we recommend for Disability Pride Month!

Quietly Hostile: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593315699
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Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A hilarious new essay collection from Samantha Irby "engages readers with her characteristic combination of laugh-out-loud moments, heartfelt passages and plenty of awkward experiences.... Quietly Hostile will delight established fans and newcomers alike (Parade).

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551527383
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 30th, 2018

In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.

Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World By Ben Mattlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807036457
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Published: Beacon Press - November 29th, 2022

An eye-opening portrait of the diverse disability community as it is today, and how disability attitudes, activism, and representation have evolved since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551528915
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2022

In The Future Is Disabled, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha asks some provocative questions: What if, in the near future, the majority of people will be disabled--and what if that's not a bad thing?

All Our Families: Disability Lineage and the Future of Kinship By Jennifer Natalya Fink Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807008133
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Published: Beacon Press - March 21st, 2023

A provocation to reclaim our disability lineage in order to profoundly reimagine the possibilities for our relationship to disability, kinship, and carework

We've Got This: Essays by Disabled Parents By Eliza Hull (Editor) Cover Image
By Eliza Hull (Editor)
ISBN: 9781957363257
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Published: Scribe Us - May 2nd, 2023

The first major anthology by parents with disabilities.

How does a father who is blind take his child to the park? How is a mother with dwarfism treated when she walks her child down the street? How do Deaf parents know when their baby cries in the night?

The #Actuallyautistic Guide to Advocacy: Step-By-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community By Jenna Gensic, Jennifer Brunton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781787759732
Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - February 21st, 2022

The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy takes an in-depth look at the key elements of effective, respectful, inclusive advocacy and allyship. Every topic was chosen, shaped, and informed by #ActuallyAutistic perspectives.

Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities By Nick Walker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945955266
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Published: Autonomous Press - December 1st, 2021

The work of queer autistic scholar Nick Walker has played a key role in the evolving discourse on human neurodiversity.

Neuroqueer Heresies collects a decade's worth of Dr. Walker's most influential writings, along with new commentary by the author and new material on her radical conceptualization of Neuroqueer Theory.

The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention By Simon Baron-Cohen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541647152
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Published: Basic Books - January 24th, 2023

*A New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick*  
An “ambitious work” (Washington Post) tracing the links between autism and ingenuity  

 Is the ability to invent things unique to humans?

A Prayer for a Nonreligious Autistic By Lucas Scheelk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951853099
Published: Mason Jar Press - July 19th, 2022

A PRAYER FOR A NONRELIGIOUS AUTISTIC is a family history book for those who (in various ways) choose their own, a Jewish conversion story, disability advocacy, a literary supply of special interests as palate cleansers, and a behindthescenes feature on the effects of misdiagnosis, mental illness, and addiction.

Sensory: Life on the Spectrum: An Autistic Comics Anthology By Bex Ollerton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524874766
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 18th, 2022

A colorful and eclectic comics anthology exploring a wide range of autistic experiences—from diagnosis journeys to finding community—from autistic contributors.

From artist and curator Bex Ollerton comes an anthology featuring comics from thirty autistic creators about their experiences of living in a world that doesn’t always understand or accept them.

A diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are.

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism By Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., Tom Fields-Meyer (With) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476776248
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 19th, 2016

Winner of the Autism Society of America’s Dr.

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity By Devon Price, PhD Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593235232
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Published: Harmony - April 5th, 2022

A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving individuals the tools to safely uncover their true selves while broadening society’s narrow understanding of neurodiversity

We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation By Eric Garcia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358697145
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Published: Harvest - August 2nd, 2022

“This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It’s also my love letter to autistic people.

ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--from Childhood through Adulthood By Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., John J. Ratey, M.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399178740
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2022

A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction

Self-Care for People with ADHD: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-Stress, and Prioritize You! By Sasha Hamdani Cover Image
ISBN: 9781507219430
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Published: Adams Media - January 3rd, 2023

Destress, find your community, and practice self-love with these 100+ exercises to reinforce ADHD as a strength.

When you have ADHD, it can be hard to stay on top of your wellness. Self-Care for People with ADHD is here to help!

This book can help you engage in some neurodiverse self-care—without pretending to be neurotypical.

Different, Not Less: A neurodivergent's guide to embracing your true self and finding your happily ever after By Chloe Hayden Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781922616180
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Published: Murdoch Books - April 4th, 2023

"Fierce, unapologetic and joyous . . . This book is a marvel." - Jordon Steele-John, Disability Rights Advocate and Australian Senator

Growing up, Chloé Hayden felt like she'd crash-landed on an alien planet where nothing made sense. Eye contact? Small talk? And why are you people so touch-oriented?

Overthinking About You: Navigating Romantic Relationships When You Have Anxiety, OCD, and/or Depression By Allison Raskin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523513222
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 3rd, 2022

Dating is hard. But pursuing love and relationships when you live with mental illness can be even more overwhelming.

Allison Raskin knows this challenge firsthand and shares her journey with perfect candor. She’s learned from her experiences, and we get to learn from her, discovering new ways to form healthy dating and relationship habits.

Laziness Does Not Exist By Devon Price, Ph.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982140113
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Published: Atria Books - January 4th, 2022

From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” (Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author) that examines the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough.

Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks.

(Mis)Diagnosed By Jonathan Foiles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948742993
Published: Belt Publishing - September 7th, 2021

"A passionate and well-informed study on the importance of improving inclusiveness in mental health evaluations."―Kirkus Reviews

Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World By Elinor Cleghorn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593182970
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Published: Dutton - June 7th, 2022

A trailblazing, conversation-starting history of women’s health—from the earliest medical ideas about women’s illnesses to hormones and autoimmune diseases—brought together in a fascinating sweeping narrative.