Friday Favorites: Books with Disability Rep

By: Cait Marie

Happy Friday! In honor of Disability Book Week starting tomorrow (April 23), I wanted to share some of my favorite books with disabled characters. The problem is, there aren’t that many, so I included chronic illnesses and mental health as well. As someone with a physical disability, it’s sad to say hardly any of the books I read have disabled characters. It’s even rarer that it’s a main character.

As an author, I plan to change this soon! My goal is to incorporate physically disabled characters into my stories. The books are not going to be about the disability; the characters will just happen to have one. The main girl in my planned Alice in Wonderland retelling, for example, has spinal muscular atrophy (like me!). It will affect some of the story, but it won’t be the focus.

For a full list of the Friday Favorites prompts, click here.

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  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
  • The World Apart series – Robin D. Mahle
  • Making Faces – Amy Harmon
  • Tower of Dawn – Sarah J. Maas
  • The Blood Spell – C.J. Redwine
  • Clockwork Prince/Princess – Cassandra Clare
  • The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  • A Very Special Critter – Gina and Mercer Mayer (I haven’t read this book since I was little, but it was one of my absolute favorites back then because it was the first time I ever saw someone else “like me,” even though he was a fictional bunny.)
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee
  • The Dark Artifices series – Cassandra Clare

What are some of your favorite books with disability representation? Let me know in the comments and check out the other lists below!

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