Happy Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month and celebrates disability as an identity by sharing the experiences of the disabled community. The disabled community is a vibrant part of society and makes up 15% of the population, and we are proud of that. 

Understanding Disabilities series by Jessica Rusick 

A series of books on various disabilities including autism, blindness, and deafness. 

I Am Not a Label by Cerrie Burnell 

These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. 

See What I Can Do by Jon Roberts 

Every child is different. Some are loud, they love talking and showing off. Others are quiet and like to be on their own. Some have differences that you can see, while others have differences that may not be so obvious. We are all unique. We all have our own lives, our own dreams, and our own talents. Let’s see what we can do. 

Hands and Hearts by Donna Jo Napoli 

A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spoken; rather, it is created by loving hands that use American Sign Language. (With 15 words in American Sign Language)