Disability Pride Month isn’t yet nationally recognized, but a number of cities across the country hold annual Disability Pride parades in July, the month in which the Americans with Disabilities Act was first signed into law in 1990. That same year Boston hosted the first Disability Pride Day.
For Disability Pride Month 2021, we have put together a collection of children’s and teen books that honor people of various abilities. For more titles for young people that honor the disability experience in literature, we recommend books from the Schneider Family Book Awards list
presented by the American Library Association Youth Media Awards.