Books for Disability Pride Month

By Coll Rowe | June 5 2024 | Disability Studies

We are celebrating Disability Pride Month in July with books from disabled writers, artists, and activists who have fought to create a more inclusive world.

Find our full collection of titles, which includes literature, memoir, and history here.

Being Heumann
An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
978-0-8070-0280-3

One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

$16.99 US
Feb 23, 2021
Paperback
232 Pages
Beacon Press

Disability Intimacy
Essays on Love, Care, and Desire
978-0-593-46973-6
The much-anticipated follow up to the groundbreaking anthology Disability Visibility: another revolutionary collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience, and intimacy in all its myriad forms.
$19.00 US
Apr 30, 2024
Paperback
384 Pages
Vintage

The Country of the Blind
A Memoir at the End of Sight
978-1-9848-8142-7

A witty, winning, and revelatory personal narrative of the author’s transition from sightedness to blindness and his quest to learn about blindness as a rich culture all its own.

$29.00 US
Jul 18, 2023
Hardcover
368 Pages
Penguin Press

Demystifying Disability
What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally
978-1-9848-5897-9
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.
$16.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
Paperback
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Disability Pride
Dispatches from a Post-ADA World
978-0-8070-1333-5
A revealing portrait of the diverse disability community as it is today, and how disability attitudes, activism, and representation have evolved since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
$21.95 US
Nov 14, 2023
Paperback
272 Pages
Beacon Press

Life on Delay
Making Peace with a Stutter
978-0-593-31283-4
An intimate, candid memoir about learning to live with—rather than “overcome”—a stutter
$17.00 US
Jan 09, 2024
Paperback
272 Pages
Vintage

Visual Thinking
The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions
978-0-593-41837-6
A landmark book that reveals, celebrates, and advocates for the special minds and contributions of visual thinkers.
$18.00 US
Oct 10, 2023
Paperback
416 Pages
Riverhead Books

True Biz
A Novel
978-0-593-24152-3
A “tender, beautiful and radiantly outraged” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War.
$18.00 US
Feb 28, 2023
Paperback
416 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks