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…

The Biggest Gift of All Interview with Luda and Melquea
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The Biggest Gift of All Interview with Luda and Melquea

INCLUDAS is proud to announce the publication of our newest children’s picture book, The Biggest Gift of All. We sat down with author Luda Gogolushko and illustrator Melquea Smith to hear about the creative process behind the book, what they hope readers take away from its message, and the greatest gifts they’ve ever given. Read…

Tasha’s Googliest Activity: Googly-Eye Pet Rocks!
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Tasha’s Googliest Activity: Googly-Eye Pet Rocks!

In The Biggest Gift of All, one of Tasha and Sam’s favorite things to do is make sparkly googly-eyed pet rocks. You can try it too! It’s time to get creative (and maybe a little messy) with paints, glitter, googly eyes, and more! Once you’re done, you’ll have a new friend to play with. Crafting…

Meet Avonlea
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Meet Avonlea

Avonlea joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Marketing and Design Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My favorite thing about myself is my perseverance. When there are roadblocks or obstacles, I try not to give up, and do my best to work through…

Meet Mira
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Meet Mira

Mira joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Education Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? I’m very curious and very ambitious, I would say. Last year, I studied abroad in France, and it was an amazing experience and everything, but I didn’t know any…

Meet Ellie
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Meet Ellie

Ellie joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Research Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? I think it would be how caring I am. I work at a daycare, so a lot of my personality and personal effort is directed toward caring for people…

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…

Meet Emily Holyoak of Good Morning, Dinah
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Meet Emily Holyoak of Good Morning, Dinah

Meet debut author, Emily Holyoak of YA contemporary novel, Good Morning, Dinah! We’ve got an exclusive interview all about Emily, what it was like writing the book, and fun rapid fire questions! What did you want to be when you were a child? My earliest memories were that I wanted to be a mermaid. Then,…

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…