We should ALWAYS be reading and uplifting books with disability rep! It’s amazing to read a book and you share the same disability with one of the characters – it’s SUCH a great feeling!
I mean, I can’t have this post without talking about the first book in which I saw myself and that was The Lightning Thief! This series really helped me be proud of my learning disorder – which can definitely be really hard! And it was great to see that and to know that those books are still being read today and more people who have ADHD and/or dyslexia can see themselves in it!
There’s also The Extraordinaries (main character has ADHD). I really liked the rep in this, it is medicated rep (I’m unmedicated, so would love more unmedicated rep) and Nick is so funny (which I think is a perk with adhd).
Sick Kids in Love features a main character (Isabel) with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the other with Gaucher’s Disease (Sasha). Pretty sure this is the first time I’ve read a character having the same chronic illness as me (Isabel) and it was so, so refreshing to see my thoughts laid out, being spoken by the characters.
Kaz in Six of Crows uses a cane (the author also uses a cane) and I love that! There’s no pressure on him to walk without a cane, no snarky comments about his cane usage (I think, but even if there were, Kaz would surely set them right… as in set them right off without a body part).
I can’t believe I nearly forgot about Mooncakes! Mooncakes is the SWEETEST and CUTEST graphic novel!! Nova, the one main character, uses hearing aids! And everything else in the book is just very cute! I highly recommend this and I want more!
And here’s some books with disability rep that I haven’t read but really want to!
This all tells me I should read more books with disability rep! Have you read any of the books I still have to read? Recommend anything you think I should read straight away? Which are your favourite books? Give me all the recs down below!