Lists and Suggestions for Teens
List: Disabled and Neurodiverse Voices in YA Fiction
Love from A to Z
Ali, S. K., author.
Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during spring break and fall in love... More
Lovely, Dark, and Deep
Chen, Justina, 1968- author.
Teenager Viola Li and her sister Roz are selling bean buns at a science fiction gathering in Seattl... More
The Prisoner of Cell 25
Evans, Richard Paul.
To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid... More
It's My Life
Ramey, Stacie, author.
Jenna's never let her cerebral palsy get her down. When she discovers that her condition was a... More
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens
Nijkamp, Marieke, editor.
An anthology of stories in various genres, each featuring disabled characters and written by disabl... More
Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his ... More
The Silence between Us
Gervais, Alison, author.
Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year means Maya will be leaving P... More
Wild and Crooked
Thomas, Leah, 1989- author.
Kalyn, living under a pseudonym, and Gus, who has cerebral palsy, get caught in an uproar in Samsbo... More
This Is Not a Love Scene
Megale, S. C., author.
Eighteen-year-old Maeve, a future filmmaker who has muscular dystrophy, fears she will never find r... More
A Time to Dance
Venkatraman, Padma, author.
In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an acci... More
How We Roll
Friend, Natasha, 1972- author.
After developing alopecia, Quinn lost her friends along with her hair. She also has to deal with he... More
Turtles All the Way Down
Green, John, 1977- author.
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Dow... More
You're Welcome, Universe
Gardner, Whitney, author.
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for t... More
Meet Me in Outer Space
Grace, Melinda, author.
Edie Kits, who has an auditory processing disorder that makes it hard to understand words, gets hel... More
This Is My Brain in Love
Gregorio, I. W., 1976- author.
Rising high school juniors Jocelyn Wu and Will Domenici fall in love while trying to save the Wu fa... More
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescript... More
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Kemmerer, Brigid, author.
Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that... More
Not If I See You First
Lindstrom, Eric, 1965-
Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. Don't treat her any diff... More
The State of Grace
Lucas, Rachael, author.
Sixteen-year-old Grace has Asperger's, a horse, and a best friend who understands her, which i... More
Far from You
Sharpe, Tess, author.
"After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, sh... More
Silverstein, Karol Ruth, author.
"Depicts young teen Ricky Bloom's struggles with her recent juvenile inflammatory disease... More
100 Sideways Miles
Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father... More
Marcelo in the Real World
Stork, Francisco X.
Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, fa... More
Queens of Geek
Wilde, Jen, author.
Three friends go to a convention and find love--and themselves. ... More
Wilson, Rachel M, 1977- author.
"16-year-old Caddie struggles with OCD, anxiety, and a powerful fear of touching another perso... More
For a Muse of Fire
Heilig, Heidi, author.
Jetta's family is the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind th... More
When Drea and her mother move in with her grandmother in Bellingham, Washington, the sixteen-year-o... More