Books With Autistic Characters For Autism Acceptance Month

Books With Autistic Characters For Autism Acceptance Month

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with these moving books with autistic characters. This book list offers heartwarming love stories, mystery, and family drama.

April may be Autism Acceptance Month, but Kennedy Ryan, our Book Gang guest, refers to this holiday as Autism ADORATION Month instead.

I can support FULLY support this description. We are both proud parents of autistic children and are excited to celebrate this in your book stack today. This month is meant to help facilitate awareness, understanding, and acceptance of autism and support for individuals with ASD and their families.

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Today’s book list includes many autistic authors (#ownvoices) and parents like me who feel called to stacks that mirror our journey as a family. 

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Books With Autistic Characters For Autism Acceptance Month

Books With Autistic Characters For Autism Acceptance Month

We are celebrating autism in fiction with these compelling reads for Autism Acceptance Month.

I've split today's book list into two sections: autistic authors and other fiction novels that I found to be beautifully inclusive and well-developed. 

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These book recommendations offer #ownvoices perspectives that celebrate autism in fiction.


Many of these writers have autistic family members or dear friends who are part of this community, but most went beyond personal experience to develop their plots.

This small list of standout novels offers incredible research and authentic representation.

Readers seeking #ownvoices middle grade selections, I encourage you to try these:

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt

What do YOU think are the best books with autistic characters for Autism Acceptance Month? Let us know in the comments below what this list needs!

Published March 26, 2024 by:

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