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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 13 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Different, Not Less: A neurodivergent
    Different, Not Less: A neurodivergent's guide to embracing your true self... - by Chloé Hayden

    £9.99   paperback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781761500169 | ISBN 10: 1761500163

    An empowering lived-experience guide to celebrating and supporting neurodivergence from 24-year-old actor, social media star and disability advocate Chloé Hayden  'Fierce, unapologetic and joyous...This book is a marvel.' -Jordon Steele-John, D ... more

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  • Cover image of book We
    We've Got This: Essays by Disabled Parents - by Eliza Hull (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781914484667 | ISBN 10: 1914484665

    'Moving...the essays are at their richest when the authors describe what ought to be mundane (for example, discussing how to adjust the height of a kitchen counter for a wheelchair) or when they are brutally honest.’ James Coney, The Sunday Times ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong (Editor)
    Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century - by Alice Wong (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781984899422 | ISBN 10: 1984899422

    One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent — but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me by Keah Brown
    The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me - by Keah Brown

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781982100544 | ISBN 10: 1982100540

    From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.  Keah Brown ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Electricity of Every Living Thing: A Woman
    The Electricity of Every Living Thing: A Woman's Walk in the Wild to Find Her Way Home - by Katherine May

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781409172512 | ISBN 10: 1409172511

    Perfect for fans of The Salt Path and The Outrun, this book is a life-affirming exploration of wild landscapes, what it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unquiet minds.  In August 2015, Ka ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism by Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett
    Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism - by Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785924347 | ISBN 10: 1785924346

    Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst
    Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found - by Bella Bathurst

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781257760 | ISBN 10: 1781257760

    'By the summer of 1998, it had become clear that there was something wrong with my hearing. It didn't happen suddenly but softly, so softly I almost wasn't aware of it happening; sound seemed to have stolen away ...'   For twelve years, Bella ... more

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  • Cover image of book What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez
    What the **** is Normal?! - by Francesca Martinez

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780753555354 | ISBN 10: 0753555352

    What do you do when you're labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Who Thought Too Much: A Memoir by Joanne Limburg
    The Woman Who Thought Too Much: A Memoir - by Joanne Limburg

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781843547037 | ISBN 10: 1843547031

    An intensely honest, riveting and surprisingly witty literary memoir of one woman's life as a sufferer of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  Joanne Limburg thinks things she doesn't want to think, and does things she doesn't want to do. As a you ... more

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  • Cover image of book What to Look for in Winter by Candia McWilliam
    What to Look for in Winter - by Candia McWilliam

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099539537 | ISBN 10: 0099539535

    Candia McWilliam had just joined the judging panel of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2006 when she started to lose her sight. The gradual onset of blindness seemed like an assault especially tailored for someone whose life consisted of reading a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Stupid: One Mother
    Not Stupid: One Mother's Fight to Give Her Autistic Children the Quality of Life They Deserve - by Anna Kennedy

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844547845 | ISBN 10: 1844547841

    When Anna and Sean Kennedy discovered that one of their sons had asperger's syndrome and that their other son was autistic, they were truly devastated, but their family's troubles were just the beginning. Turned away by no fewer than 26 special needs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Living the Good Life With Autism by Edgar R. Schneider
    Living the Good Life With Autism - by Edgar R. Schneider

    £17.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781843107125 | ISBN 10: 1843107120

    His discovery only in retirement that he has high-functioning autism provided Edgar Schneider at last with an explanation for his many differences, explored in Living the Good Life With Autism.  In this book he takes up the story, telling of his ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Loved Windows by Patricia Stacey
    The Boy Who Loved Windows - by Patricia Stacey

    £10.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780470869796 | ISBN 10: 0470869798

    In 1997, writer Patricia Stacey and her husband, Cliff, learned that their six-month-old son, Walker, might never walk or talk, or even see or hear. Unwilling to accept this grim prognosis, they embarked on a five-year odyssey that took them into alt ... more

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