SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Disability Employment Awareness Month Resources

 

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US. This month, we reaffirm our commitment to equal rights and accessibility for everyone. This year’s theme is Increasing Access and Opportunity. We must consider how disability shows up, is celebrated, supported, or appears to be absent in our work, life, regions. For more information, please visit The Library of Congress’s page on it here.

 

DISABLED-OWNED BOOKSTORES

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The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles)

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

16 Wonderful #OwnVoices YA Books About Disability, by BookRiot

2020 YA Book Covers Bring Disability Representation to the Forefront, by BookRiot

Can Children’s Books Save the World? Advocates for Diversity in Children’s Books and Libraries, by Kathleen T. Horning

From Fear to Empathy: How Disability Stories Bridge the Gap, by Karol Ruth Silverstein

How Person-First Language Isolates Disabled People, by Ryan Theodosia

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much, a TED Talk by Stella Young

#SayTheWord – The Power of Langauge for Disability Identity

 

BOOKS BY OUR MEMBERS

 

I Am Different – Just Like You! by Rebecca DalMolin