Links we Love

Podcasts

KidLit These Days – Podcast from Book Riot that features children’s literature around a specific theme. Jewish American heritage and inclusive author visits were discussed in the past few months.

Book Blogs

Raising Luminaries: Books for Littles – Thoughtful website that highlights diverse books, while doing the work of having conversations around those books. There are both free resources and a Patreon to support this important work.

We Need Diverse Books – Nonprofit & grassroots organization that advocates for essential changes in the publishing industry. As they say, “imagine a world where all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.”

Jarred Amato, founder of Project Lit Community, an organization with over 800 chapters across the nation, bringing in more diverse books to represent their school communities. Past selections are highlighted on his blog.

Disability Advocacy Groups & Writers

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network – “Nothing About Us Without Us”

ADAPT – National grassroots organization that organizes disability activists in nonviolent direct action.

Disability Essay Collections

Women & Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Sarah Hendricx

The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children, Michelle Sutton (Editor)

Loud Hands, Autistic People, Speaking, by Julia Bascom

And Straight On Till Morning: Essays on Autism Acceptance, ASAN (Editor)

Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, & The Search for Identity, by Andrew Solomon

Ted Talks / Talks

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much” by Stella Young

“I got 99 problems… palsy is just one” by Maysoon Zayid

How autism freed me to be myself” by Rose King