Debunking Disability + Romance Myths
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Debunking Disability + Romance Myths

Accurate representation of disabled characters in literature is already quite rare, but even more infrequent are nuanced depictions of disabled characters in romantic relationships. (We’re excluding narratives that end with said characters dying.) However, in L.S. Rydde’s The Pearls of Yesterday, its main character, Abigail, lives with spinal muscular atrophy and a deep desire to…

Book Review of Air by Monica Roe
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Book Review of Air by Monica Roe

For this review, Catherine examines the contemporary middle grade novel “Air” by Monica Roe. Catherine is disabled but not a wheelchair user. Air by Monica Roe 5/5 stars  5/5 Twelve-year-old Emmie is a high-energy WCMX (wheelchair motocross) aficionado. She enjoys popping tricks on her wheelchair, going fast, and of course, hanging out with her best friend…

Debunking Disability Literature
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Debunking Disability Literature

For the 3rd Annual Book Party today, our Senior Editor, Madison Parrotta, debunks some books with disability representation. Not all books are written equally, so we wanted to dive into some of the harmful and stereotypical messages that hide between the pages. Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for all the books mentioned. My Brother Charlie by…

Favorite Books with Disability Representation
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Favorite Books with Disability Representation

For INCLUDAS’s end of this year’s book party, we asked readers for their favorite books with disability representation. Here’s the list we’ve compiled! This is not a sponsored post nor are we endorsing any of the books or authors. Please use your own judgement when considering reading a particular book for yourself. Ellen Outside the Lines…

Review of 8 Kid’s Books with a Character in a Wheelchair Part II
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Review of 8 Kid’s Books with a Character in a Wheelchair Part II

The popularity of Review of 8 Kid’s Books with a Character in a Wheelchair Part I was so high, we decided to do a part II of eight more books. For this review, Luda examines picture books featuring a character in a wheelchair. Some of this feedback is based on her personal experience as someone in a…

Review of 8 Kid’s Books with a Character in a Wheelchair Part I
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Review of 8 Kid’s Books with a Character in a Wheelchair Part I

Since this is a press dedicated to focusing on disability inclusion, it is important to look at books already out in the market. For this review, Luda examines eight picture books with a character in a wheelchair. Some of this feedback is based on her personal experience as someone in a wheelchair, and some is…