August is one of those strange months with few book-related monthly themes, so we created our own. Join us this month by reading from a selection of books focusing on Disability and Spectrum Awareness. The selections cover a wide variety of stories, from physical and mental disabilities to mental illness to conditions you might never have heard of.
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
Girl Stolen by April Henry
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
The Rules: Don't deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public. Don't help me unless I ask. Otherwise you're just getting in my way or bothering me. Don't be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I'm just like you only smarter. Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart. When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react-shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
17 and Gone by Nova Ren Suma