On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and is celebrated as part of Disability Pride Month. Though disability pride may mean different things to different people, Disability Pride Month focuses positive attention on the disability community, raises awareness of the disability experience, and amplifies the call for disability justice.
Reading and sharing books is a great way to celebrate Disability Pride Month and to build understanding. In the books below, you and your young readers can explore a wide range of disability experiences as well as enjoy amazing stories that center on a character with a disability — not the disability. LEARN MORE