Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue
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.