Body Diversity

This is a small, incomplete list of books that celebrate and tell the stories of people with differing abilities and body types. Included are books that are for children, teens, and adults - we all deserve inclusivity in every part of our lives!

The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982108571
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 1st, 2022

From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight.

One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely blurred vision. He wondered at first if some goo or gunk had worked its way into his right eye.


Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781787755062
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 21st, 2021

AASECT Book Award for General Audience

'A joy to read' ESSIE DENNIS
'A beautifully written collection' JUNO ROCHE


We're here. We're queer. We're fat.


Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Exploded Views) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781552453957
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Published: Coach House Books - March 3rd, 2020

Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty?


ONE OF ENTROPY MAGAZINE'S BEST NONFICTION OF 2020/2021



Easy Beauty: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151997
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2022

“Gorgeous, vividly alive.” —The New York Times
“Soul-stretching, breathtaking…A game-changing gift to readers.” —Booklist (starred review)

From Chloé Cooper Jones—Pulitzer Prize finalist, philosophy professor, Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient—an “exquisite” (Oprah Daily


The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce Cover Image
By Angie Manfredi (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737503
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Published: Amulet Books - September 24th, 2019

The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance
 
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories.


Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899422
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR One in five people in the United States lives with a disability.


Bodies Are Cool Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - June 1st, 2021

This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers is an exuberant read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.
 


Don't Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982137267
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 13th, 2021

A powerful and provocative collection of essays that offers poignant reflections on living between society’s most charged, politicized, and intractably polar spaces—between black and white, rich and poor, thin and fat.

Savala Nolan knows what it means to live in the in-between.


Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Cover Image
By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780449817445
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 6th, 2015

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.


Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education Cover Image
By Nicole Brown (Editor), Jennifer Leigh (Editor)
Unavailable To Order
ISBN: 9781787354982
Published: UCL Press - October 13th, 2020

Rather than embracing difference, academic ecosystems seek to normalize and homogenize ways of working and of being a researcher. As a consequence, ableism is an endemic experience in academia, though to date no attempt has been made to theorize those experiences. Ableism in Academia provides an interdisciplinary outlook on ableism that is currently missing.


Roll with It Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534442566
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” —R.J.


Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!


Out of My Heart Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665902168
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.

Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp.


Song for a Whale Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.