We asked our online community for books they loved that have a disabled character or were written by a disabled person. Here are their awesome suggestions:

  1. The Strike Series by Robert Galbraith (also known as J.K. Rowling)

    The main character is Cormoran Strike. He lost the lower half of his right leg a few years before the start of the book. He solves cases and is a well-known London Detective!
  2. I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall

    Alan is an Australian author. This is the story of his childhood in Melbourne, and how it was affected by polio. I Can Jump Puddles is an Australian classic.
  3. Able by Dylan Alcott

    This is the story of how Dylan started playing wheelchair tennis and basketball. Dylan has won gold and silver medals at the Paralympics. He has become an Australian icon and a hero to many people.
  4. Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley

    This is a memoir of Paralympian Kurt Fearnley. Kurt won three gold medals for wheelchair racing. Kurt is a husband and a father, a qualified teacher and an athlete.

    White man in wheelchair

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  5. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

    This is a historical novel for children. The main character, Ada, is 9 years old. She has a twisted foot, and her mother has never let her outside. Ada learns how to read and ride a pony. She starts to accept herself, and her disability.

  6. On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis

 This is a Young Adult novel. The main character, Denise, is autistic. 

On the Edge of Gone is an #OwnVoices novel. This means that the author has autism and uses her experience to write about Denise.

Have you read any of these awesome books? What are your favourite books with disability representation? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!