Disabled Authors

Do you ever feel like you are the only disabled person around? That the people around you want to help but don’t quite understand what you are going through? Well, connecting with disabled authors is really important in terms of finding others with similar or shared experiences. Here is a list of brilliant people, changing people’s perceptions of disability.

Sam Renke: You are the best thing since sliced bread

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In this book, I will share the lessons I have learned and why you should embrace your uniqueness as what makes you fabulous. We spend a lot of time living by others’ expectations and it’s only when you stop, that you start saying yes to life. Irrespective of who you are and the obstacles you might face, you can do whatever you want. Be free and unapologetically you.

Break the Mould: How to Take Your Place in the World by Sinead Burke

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Sinead Burke is an advocate, activist, teacher, British vogue cover model and happens to be a little person at three and a half feet tall. Her debut children’s book will encourage readers to be comfortable in their own skin, break the mould and discover their place in the world

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig

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Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong

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Books – Disability Visibility ProjectAccording to the last Census, one in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some are visible, some are hidden–but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of personal essays by disabled people in the 21st century.

We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

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When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most parents-to-be she was a mix of excited and nervous. But as a person with a disability, there were added complexities. More than 15 per cent of Australian households have a parent with a disability, yet their stories are rarely shared, their experiences almost never reflected in parenting literature.

In We’ve Got This, twenty-five parents who identify as Deaf, disabled or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys and reveal that the greatest obstacles lie in other people’s attitudes. The result is a moving, revelatory and empowering anthology. Edited by Eliza Hull.

Rosie Jones: The Amazing Edie Eckhart Series

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The Amazing Edie Eckhart

A sparky middle-grade series from TV comedian Rosie Jones. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and DORK DIARIES.

‘Fresh, funny and ultra cool’  Jacqueline Wilson

Hello! My name is Edie Eckhart and I’m eleven years old. I’m a little bit different. I have a disability called cerebral palsy, so I talk slowly and fall over a lot. It’s never really bothered me because I’ve never known anything else.

What happened to you? by the Catchpoles

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What Happened to You? A cover reveal – The Catchpoles

What happened to you? Was it a shark? A burglar? A lion? Did it fall off?

Every time Joe goes out the questions are the same . . . what happened to his leg? But is this even a question Joe has to answer?

A ground-breaking, funny story that helps children understand what it might feel like to be seen as different.

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We want to showcase disabled authors, so if you know of any books or authors we should include here – get in touch with Alex at astumpp@paulsplace.org.uk