You Belong Book Project - July Book List

You Belong Book Project - July Book List Image

Below you will find a specially curated list of early childhood books in celebration of Disability Awareness Month. If you are donating to the book drive this month, we encourage you to pick a book from this list.  Books with a * at the end are books that were read for this month's You Belong Book Project Story Time. 

You can learn more about the You Belong Book Project, or watch the You Belong Book Project Story Time videos here


All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel; Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali
Can Bears Ski?  By Raymond Antrobus; Illustrated by Polly Dunbar 
I Talk Like a River  by Jordan Scott; Illustrated by Sydney Smith 
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You  by Sonia Sotomayor; Illustrated by Raphael Lopez
Little Senses Series for Children on the Autism Spectrum: By Samantha Cotterill:
  • The Beach is Loud  
  • It Was Supposed to be Sunny 
  • Can I Play, Too?
  • Nope, Never. Not for Me.
Mama Zooms  by Jane Cowen-Fletcher 
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay  by Cari Best; Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton 
My Whirling Twirling Motor by Miriam Sarcia Sanders; Illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes; Illustrated by Scott Magoon
Sam’s Super Seats  by Keah Brown; Illustrated by Sharee Miller
Susan Laughs  by Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Tony Ross
Taking Cystic Fibrosis to School by Cynthia S. Henry
Taking Tourette Syndrome to School by Tira Krueger; Illustrated by Tom Dineen
We'll Paint the Octopus Red  by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen; illustrated by Pam DeVito
We Move Together by Kelly Fritch, Anne McGuire, and Eduardo Trejos
Zeeba and the Siezure written and illustrated by Michaela Barnes