RESOURCES

Looking for more resources/further reading on neurodivergence, mental health, or other disabilities? Or what about the intersections of being disabled and belonging to other marginalized identities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc.)? Well, that's awesome because you've come to the right place!

1) A Novel Mind: This is an incredible website that, in addition to having their very own database of over 1000+ children's, middle grade, and young adult books exclusive to highlighting neurodivergence/mental health representation, also has a fantastic blog where they host author interviews, guest posts, and more! Here are just a few of my personal favorite articles:

2) Disability in KidLit: While this hasn't been in use since around 2018, Disability in KidLit was (to the best of my knowledge!) the first major website to exist that centered around disability representation in children's and YA books (and, as a bonus fun fact, actually in part inspired this very database!). Some of the many articles from here that I have enjoyed reading include:

3) We Need Diverse Books™: According to their website, "We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people." And while they don't exclusively focus on disability, We Need Diverse Books™ is definitely leading the way for more disability representation in books, as well as other forms of diversity. Some of my favorite articles include:

Have any more websites/resources you'd like see added to this list? Be sure to send an email to yadisabilitydatabase@gmail.com!