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Differently-Abled Book Resources

by Kerry


We have numerous books in the Easton Public Library, both fiction and non-fiction, that showcase people who are differently-abled. Here is a highlight of a few of the titles in our collection.


Picture Books

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers - by Melanie Walsh

Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates.


Siggy’s Parade: Helping Kids with Disabilities Find Their Strengths - by Blanche R. Dudley

Siggy, a mockingbird with only one wing, gathers his other friends who have disabilities to enjoy a parade to celebrate their uniqueness.


Juvenile Books


Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit - by Laurie Lawlor

(Juvenile Biography)

Helen Keller is among the most well known as a disability rights advocate. She lost her sight and hearing at a young age, and lived the last years of her life, more than 30 years, right here in Easton.






Books for Young Adults (YA)


All in Pieces - by Suzanne Young (YA Fiction)

A girl struggles to take care of her younger brother with special needs while confronting her own anger issues.


Say What You Will - by Cammie McGovern (YA Fiction)

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagues by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy & Matthew are more alike than either realized.


Adult Nonfiction

Autism In Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum - by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

Autism in Heels, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures, Jennifer Cook O’Toole. At the age of 35, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and for the first time in her life, things made sense.


Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body - by Rebekah Taussig

From a disability advocate with a PHD in disability studies and creative nonfiction, and creator of the Instagram account @sittingpretty, an essay collection based on a lifetime of experiences in a paralyzed body tackling themes of identity, accessibility, bodies & representation.




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