#OwnVoices in Disability and Neurodiversity

#OwnVoices is a hashtag/term coined by Corinne Duyvis, co-mod of Disability in Kidlit, for a book featuring a marginalized perspective authored by a person who shares that same marginalized characteristic. God bless solid shorthand.

So, here’s a list of #OwnVoices books featuring disabled and/or neurodiverse main characters, authored by people who possess those same disabilities or disorders. (No one will be added to this list without their express permission unless they are very vocal about their disability. If you would like to be removed, please let me know and I will do it ASAP!)

(You can also check out this Goodreads list created and curated by the folks at Disability in Kidlit!)

Young Adult

  • Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (osteonecrosis)
  • To Stand in the Light by Kayla Bashe (ADHD)
  • On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (autism)
  • For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (bipolar disorder)
  • Push Girl by Chelsie Hill and Jessica Love
  • Run by Kody Keplinger (blindness)
  • Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (autism)
  • The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas (autism)
  • The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (eating disorder)
  • Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (eating disorder)
  • The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla (autism)
  • Clean by Amy Reed (addiction)
  • Colin Fischer by Zack Stentz (autism)
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (autism)

New Adult

Anthologies Featuring Disabled Authors

  • Feminism For the Real World ed. by Kelly Jensen (Kayla Whaley, Kody Keplinger)
  • (Don’t) Call Me Crazy ed. by Kelly Jensen
  • Unbroken, ed. by Marieke Nijkamp (various)