6 New Books About Disability and Inclusion You Need to Read

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

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Fall is upon us and winter is coming, which means outdoor activities will become few and far between as the majority of us spend our shorter days inside due to the cold weather. And there’s no better way to spend a chilly day than wrapped up in a blanket with a good book.


Luckily for you, there are plenty of new books about disability and inclusive education that have come out in the past year (or two, or three) that you should read ASAP.


Here are six of our favorite books right now:


Book cover for "Being Heumann," which shows a picture of Judy Heumann sitting in her wheelchair

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist and Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution by Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner


Being Heumann and Rolling Warrior, the young reader's edition of the memoir, tell the story of activist Judy Heumann, who helped lead the disability rights movement and continues to fight for equality today.

Book cover for "Demystifying Disability," which shows many cartoon people who have different disabilities

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally by Emily Ladau


In this easy-to-read book, disability rights activist Emily Ladau gives a simple but broad overview of disability in the hopes that it will help others have open and honest conversations.

Book cover for "Disability Visibility"

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong


This book tells the personal stories of people with disabilities, highlighting the diverse experiences of what it’s like to be part of the disabled community.


Book cover for "Reimagining Special Education"

Reimagining Special Education: Using Inclusion as a Framework to Build Equity and Support All Students by Jenna Mancini Rufo and Julie Causton


This brand-new book looks at how we can reimagine education to create truly inclusive and equitable classrooms.


Book cover for "We're Not Broken"

We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia


Eric Garcia uses his personal experiences to look at how autism affects the lives of those across America in this enthralling book.

 

Kayla Kingston is the Communications Specialist for MCIE. A recent graduate of the University of Dayton, she loves reading, writing, and supporting all things inclusion.

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