Our 5th Annual INCLUDAS Book Party – Topics of Advocacy and Banned Books!
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Our 5th Annual INCLUDAS Book Party – Topics of Advocacy and Banned Books!

Welcome to our 5th Annual Book Party – Topics of Advocacy and Banned Books! Today we are going to show the reasons behind and the processes and impact of book bannings, provide advocacy and educational resources to combat this issue, and offer lots of book recommendations that feature disability issues and other “controversial” aspects! This…

Meet Lauren
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Meet Lauren

We are so excited to welcome Lauren to the INCLUDAS team as the Advocacy and Research Intern! What’s your favorite thing about yourself, and what’s the most significant thing that’s influenced you as a person? It sounds cliché, but I feel like I’m very caring. I want to do things to help people. And again,…

Meet Caleigh
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Meet Caleigh

We are so excited to have Caleigh join the INCLUDAS team as the General Support Intern! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? Something I really like about myself is that I try to involve myself in such a wide range of things. I try to pick up a lot of different skills. I like to…

Databases for Finding Disability-Inclusive Literature
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Databases for Finding Disability-Inclusive Literature

At INCLUDAS, our mission is to publish books about disabled characters, written by disabled authors. We want to see more diversity within literature, and since we know that finding novels with disability representation can be difficult, we’ve compiled a list of inclusive resources to aid your search for finding your next favorite book. These are…

Meet McKenzie
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Meet McKenzie

McKenzie joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Book Launch Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My ability to listen to people. I really pride myself in being intentional in my interactions with other people, connecting with them, and being present in the best…

The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Lucy
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The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Lucy

Our YA romance novel, L.S. Rydde’s The Pearls of Yesterday, is already resonating with readers! We had the chance to talk to two advocates for disability representation in media about why they hope to see more diverse characters in literature, their own experiences with disability representation, and what it means to them to see disabled…

The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Fabiola
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The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Fabiola

Our YA romance novel, L.S. Rydde’s The Pearls of Yesterday, is already resonating with readers! We had the chance to talk to two advocates for disability representation in media about why they hope to see more diverse characters in literature, their own experiences with disability representation, and what it means to them to see disabled…

Debunking Autism Myths
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Debunking Autism Myths

There are countless damaging myths about autism that have penetrated the cultural zeitgeist in recent years. These harmful myths lead to seemingly endless instances of equally harmful autistic “representation” — anyone remember the disaster surrounding Sia’s movie Music?  Luckily, there is hope for the future of autism representation: Emily Holyoak’s Good Morning, Dinah — published by…

Check Out These Opening Lines from Disabled Authors
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Check Out These Opening Lines from Disabled Authors

At INCLUDAS, we’re always looking to amplify the voices of disabled, neurodivergent, and chronically ill writers. Get to know some of their talent with these snippets from their upcoming projects they shared with us during our fourth INCLUDAS Book Party! This is not a sponsored post nor are we endorsing any of the authors. Please…

Opening Lines From Disability-Inclusive Books
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Opening Lines From Disability-Inclusive Books

Some books have the power to grab you from their first sentence, and these eleven YA books are no exception. Check out each of their opening lines, as well as the disability representation they provide, and get ready to find your next favorite book from our fourth INCLUDAS Book Party event! This is not a…

Meet Han
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Meet Han

Han was part of the INCLUDAS team between September – December, 2022 as the Fall Events Intern. We are so excited to have them with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My favorite thing about myself would generally be my thoughtfulness. Whether that’s in my relationships with people, in solving creative problems, or in…

Resources for Author Support
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Resources for Author Support

At INCLUDAS, we appreciate all of the writers who are working to make the world more inclusive and diverse. We are always looking to support and encourage authors to follow their dreams. Below is a list of resources, which will hopefully be helpful to emerging creatives looking for tips and opportunities in their fields. These…