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Young Adults Literature and Disability

Student13Student13 Posts: 1Member Listener
edited May 2018 in Education and learning
Hi
I have a son with cerebral palsy who is now 33, and have worked with young children all my life.
I am now doing an MA in Children's Literature and am looking at researching disability in young adults novels for my dissertation.
While there seem to be quite a few authors in the USA who have written books with disabled characters, I am having more difficulty finding British authors. Also, there appears to be more books that target younger children than in the teen reading section.
If anyone can offer me any information or names of books they have read or know about I would be very grateful.
Thanks

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  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,883Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Student13

    Good Morning it’s great to meet you today.

    We have got some info for you below:

    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/families/books/children

    Please please let me know if there’s anything else that I can help you with?????
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,717Administrator Scope community team

    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here, you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  
    If you need anything, just let us know. 

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,856Member Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2018
    Hi @Student13, and welcome!

    I'm a big reader of YA lit myself, so I've been having a think. Off the top of my head I can recall Truth or Dare by Non Pratt, Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain, A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard (a wonderful read!) and Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley, although the MC's disability is never diagnosed or explicitly mentioned in this last one. I've blogged about some of these (and others) on my website, in case it's of any use!

    Hopefully our community members will have some other suggestions for you too. All the best for your research, it sounds really interesting!
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