Booklists about disability
Quick Things You Need To Know:
- From a kyriarchy-smashing standpoint, we’re looking for books that analyze & introduce the social model of disability, which means we don’t consider disability a flaw, or consider disabled people to have less value than abled folks.
- This is tangentially related to sanism, but I haven’t gotten deep into that topic yet, so I’ll stick to my lane until we know more about how to smash sanism.
- I use identity-first language for neurodiverse disabilities – autistic, dyslexic, ADHD (although shouldn’t that one be ADH?) in keeping with the way people with these identities have been asked to be identified because in our culture, our personhood can’t be separated from our neurology. I use person-first language for non-neurological disabilities and folks with Down Syndrome, in keeping with how they’ve asked to be defined. It’s kind of like pronouns – when in doubt, ask, and follow the individual’s preference.
Booklists in progress
In Progress (patreon-only)
- Autism: Allistic-centered stories
- Autism: Anti-Ableist Autism Books
- Autism: Helping allistic preschoolers understand & empathize with autistic classmates
- Autism: Validating Stories for Autistic Kids
- Blindness & Vision Disabilities
- Invisible Disabilities Picture Books
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Social Model of Disability
Public Book Collections (Accessible to all)
- Find public collections about disability right here