Middle Grade and Young Adult Author
What is Neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity is the range of variations of the human brain. The neurological differences are considered the result of natural variations in the brain that differ from the standards that are currently considered normal. Examples: Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dyspraxia, and more.
Children's Literature with Neurodivergent Characters:
Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor (picture book)
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry (middle grade)
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (middle grade)
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (middle grade)
Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen (young adult)
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (young adult)
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (young adult)
Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman (young adult)
Ways You Can Support Neurodiversity in Literature:
Read and buy books by neurodivergent authors
Promote neurodivergent authors on social media and by word of mouth
Buy books with neurodivergent characters and/or by neurodivergent authors as gifts