Let’s Acknowledge Disability Pride Month!

By Viviana Morales | July 20 2023 | AdultChildren'sGeneral

July is the national month for Disability Pride Month. Disability Pride Month acknowledges and celebrates the ADA Act, passed in 1990 to prohibit discrimination based on disabilities. This month we want to highlight and honor those with disabilities by uplifting their work.

Look at these fantastic titles below,  made for and supporting those with disabilities!


Adult Readers

Demystifying Disability
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.
$16.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Being Heumann
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for NonfictionOne of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.
$16.99 US
Feb 23, 2021
232 Pages
Beacon Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Disability Pride
A revealing 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)
$21.95 US
Nov 14, 2023
272 Pages
Beacon Press

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
The multimillion-copy bestselling modern classic of autobiographical fiction about a young woman’s struggle with mental health, featuring a new foreword by Esmé Weijun Wang, the New York Times bestselling author of The Collected Schizophrenias, and a new afterword by the authorA Penguin Classic
$17.00 US
May 03, 2022
304 Pages
Penguin Classics
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Younger Readers

Give Me a Sign
Jenny Han meets CODA in this big-hearted YA debut about first love and Deaf pride at a summer camp.
$18.99 US
Jul 11, 2023
320 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Rolling Warrior
As featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Crip Camp, and for readers of I Am Malala, one of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her story of fighting to belong. 
$15.95 US
Jun 15, 2021
216 Pages
Beacon Press

Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults)
From the author of Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life, Alice Wong presents in Disability Visibility: 17 First Person Stories for Today a hopeful, compelling, and insightful essay collection, adapted for young adults from her critically acclaimed work for adults.
$17.99 US
Oct 26, 2021
160 Pages
Delacorte Press

In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white—the world is full of colors—messy and beautiful.Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year.Praise for MOCKINGBIRD* "Erskine works in powerful imagery throughout." --Publishers Weekly, starred review* "[A] fine addition to the recent group of books with autistic narrators." --Booklist, starred review"A strong and complex character study." --Horn Book"This heartbreaking story is delivered in the straightforward, often funny voice of a fifth-grade girl with Asperger's Syndrome." --Kirkus, starred review"This is...a valuable book." --School Library Journal"Fascinating characters." --Los Angeles Times
$17.99 US
Apr 15, 2010
240 Pages
Philomel Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt