Disability Independence Month

July is Disability Independence Month, also known as Disability Pride Month.  This month was chosen because the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990.  In honor of this month, here are media recommendations from our children’s, young adult, and adult collections that highlight the experiences of disabled people.

For Children

  1. My City Speaks written by Darren LeBeuf and illustrated by Ashley Barron
  2. We Want To Go To School! The Fight for Disability Rights by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Janine Leffler
  3. All the Way to the Top : How one girl’s fight for Americans with disabilities changed everything written by Annette Bay Pimentel and illustrated by Nabi H. Ali
  4. Slug Days written by Sarah Leach and illustrated by Rebecca Bender
  5. Best Day Ever! written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Leah Nixon

For Young Adults

  1. Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester
  2. The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt
  3. Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Readers) by Alice Wong
  4. The Oracle Code written by Marieke Nijkamp and illustrated by Manuel Preitano
  5. Rolling Warrior by Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner

For Adults

  1. Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau
  2. Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig
  3. Take a Moment by Nina Kaye
  4. Crip Theory by Robert McRuer
  5. I Live a Life Like Yours: A Memoir by Jan Grue
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