We are so excited to see more and more disabled authors sharing their stories. Here are some upcoming books by disabled people that we cannot wait to read! They are being released within the next year.
Broken Brains by Rosie Waterland & Jamila Rizvi
Australian writers Rosie and Jamila write about their different experiences of being sick. Rosie lives with psychosocial disability (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Jamila had a brain tumour.
Growing Up Disabled in Australia edited by Carly Findlay
This is a collection of stories by disabled people about their lives. It is part of a series of books about growing up in Australia. The collection has stories by people with different kinds of disabilities.
For example: people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), facial differences and members of the Deaf/deaf and blind communities have written pieces.
Show Me Where It Hurts: Essays on Invisible Illness by Kylie Maslen
Kylie is an Australian author who has lived with invisible illness for 20 years. Her book is about her experiences with doctors and other people.
“It is not my body that is at fault, but society’s failure to deal with bodies like mine.”
Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong (Penguin, June 2020 in US)
Alice Wong is an activist. She put together these stories by disabled people about their experiences in America. The pieces are written in exciting ways: some are blog posts and some are speeches. They are all very powerful.
Break the Mould by Sinead Burke (Hachette, October 2020)
Sinead is an activist and a teacher. In 'Break the Mould' she talks about her life as a little person. She encourages young readers to be proud of who they are.