Disability Pride Month Reading List

Several colorful books are laid out across a small wooden table, some lying flat and others propped up. A vase of orange and pink flowers sits on the right side of the table. Above the desk is a sign that says “Disability Pride Month.”

 

Celebrate Disability Pride Month this July by reading books by disabled authors and books showcasing a variety of disabled experiences across genres! Know that you can always request to order a large-print copy of a title from the store (if available), and we are available on Libro.fm if you prefer to read via audiobook.  

As the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approaches on July 26, take this moment to learn about the historic disability rights movement and think about how we can continue to advocate for a more accessible world.

Books: 
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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist By Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807002803
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Published: Beacon Press - February 23rd, 2021

True Biz: A Novel By Sara Novic Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593241509
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Published: Random House - April 5th, 2022

Easy Beauty: A Memoir By Chloé Cooper Jones Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151997
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2022

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

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Garden Time By W. S. Merwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595943
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness By M. Leona Godin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524748715
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2021

El Deafo By Cece Bell Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #1) By Talia Hibbert Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941206
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Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019

Easy Crafts for the Insane: A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things By Kelly Williams Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593187807
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 10th, 2022

Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg By Emily Black Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781912559268
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Published: Notting Hill Editions - June 15th, 2021

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating By Elisabeth Tova Bailey Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

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Wound from the Mouth of a Wound By Torrin A. Greathouse Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315274
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Published: Milkweed Editions - December 22nd, 2020

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Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437685
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up By Selma Blair Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525659495
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Published: Knopf - May 17th, 2022

Obsessive, Intrusive, Magical Thinking By Marianne Eloise Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781785788154
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Published: Icon Books - July 19th, 2022

Broken (in the best possible way) By Jenny Lawson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness By Kay Redfield Jamison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679763307
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 1997

Deaf Utopia: A Memoir—and a Love Letter to a Way of Life By Nyle DiMarco, Robert Siebert Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063062351
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Published: William Morrow - April 19th, 2022