November is the best time to write and read books as it is National Novel Writing Month. If you want some recommendations from authors with disabilities, look no further!
· The Pretty One by Keah Brown: This book is about Keah’s life understanding the harsh realities of being disabled and black in a white, able-bodied society. Throughout the course of the novel Brown inspires her audience by retelling her journey to loving herself.
· El Deafo by Cece Bell: This graphic novel is a light hearted take on the author’s experience embracing the fact that she is deaf. In the book, she and the rest of the characters are bunnies!
· The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: Hoang, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 34 wrote The Kiss Quotient to create more representation in the rom-com genre. This book follows a young woman with Asperger’s first experiences with love.
· Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshimi Piepzna-Samarasinha: This book is non-fiction and talks about the disability rights movement from the perspective of minorities.
· Disability Visibility by Alice Wong: the purpose of this book is to give up-and-coming authors with disabilities the platform to spread their message. The book consists of various personal essays about various topic from a diverse set of authors with disabilities.