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This is for Autism Acceptance/Awareness features books from #OwnVoices, and is for all ages and features works of fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels making for a very diverse set of books that anyone can enjoy.


Madeleine Ryan
Description: "As a full moon rises over Melbourne, Australia, a young autistic woman gets ready for a party. What appears to be the start of an ordinary night out, though, is, through the prism of her mind, extraordinary. As the events of the night unfold, she moves from person to person, weaving a web around the magical, the mundane, and the tragic. She's charming and witty, with a touch of irreverence; people can't help but find her magnetic. However, each encounter she has, whether with her ex-boyfriend or a woman who wants to compliment her outfit, reveals the vast discrepancies between what she is thinking, and feeling, and what she is able to say. And there's so much she'd like to say. When she meets a man in line for the bathroom, and the possibility of intimacy and genuine connection occurs, it's nothing short of a miracle. It isn't until she invites him home, though, and into her remarkable world that we come to appreciate the humanity beneath the labels we cling to, to grasp, through her singular perspective, the visceral joy of what it means to be alive" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Audrey Vernick
Description: Twelve-year-old Army is reeling after her thoughtlessness leads to her dog's death, but channels her grief into a plan to help keep the new neighbors' autistic daughter from wandering away.
Call Number: J FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Cheryl Hardy, Candace Nadon
Description: Ten-year-old Noah has a gift beyond the natural gifts of humans. This ability allows him to hear the thoughts of the family therapy dog, Ozzie, and to see visions of the future, which go unnoticed by the people who should love him and trust him the most. Noah's brother Sean is on the autism spectrum and receives more attention from their parents, at least more than Noah gets...which causes him to feel angst, sadness, frustration, and jealousy. Noah wants what all children want, love and acceptance. He needs his parents and grandmother to trust him and help him gain confidence in himself.
Call Number: J FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Julie Dachez, 1974- artist Mademoiselle Caroline, Fabienne Vaslet, Edward Gauvin
Description: "Marguerite feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She's sensitive, irritable at times. She makes her environment a fluffy, comforting cocoon, alienating her boyfriend. The everyday noise and stimuli assaults her senses, the constant chatter of her coworkers working her last nerve. Then, when one big fight with her boyfriend finds her frustrated and dejected, Marguerite finally investigates the root of her discomfort: after a journey of tough conversations with her loved ones, doctors, and the internet, she discovers that she has Aspergers. Her life is profoundly changed - for the better" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Dac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink
Description: "A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Nea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Laura E. James
Description: Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships.
Call Number: 616.8588 Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Nicole Panteleakos
Description: Autistic and nearly nonverbal, twelve-year-old Nova is happy in her new foster home and school, but eagerly anticipates the 1986 Challenger launch, for which her sister, Bridget, promised to return.
Call Number: J FIC Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Description: "In this book, autistic people of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, socioeconomic, and gender backgrounds talk about not just what we wish our own parents had known when we were growing up, but what we most want all parents to know about raising autistic kids today"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Helen Hoang
Description: "Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but he doesn't experience big, important emotions like love and grief. Rather than believing he processes emotions differently due to being autistic, he concludes that he's defective and decides to avoid romantic relationships. So his mother, driven to desperation, takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect mail-order bride. As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity to marry an American arises, she leaps at it, thinking that it could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go as planned. Esme's lessons in love seem to be working, but only on herself. She's hopelessly smitten with a man who believes he can never return her affection. Esme must convince Khai that there is more than one way to love. And Khai must figure out the inner workings of his heart before Esme goes home and is an ocean away."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hoa
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
Renee Beauregard Lute
Description: Twelve-year-old Maggie Chowder strives to be like comic superhero Eagirl, and while her family life and friendships are in turmoil, an unforgettable trip to Comic Con helps her see that change is not all bad.
Call Number: J FIC Lut
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2021
Jen Malia, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Description: "Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experiment is making slime, she's worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism and doesn't like anything sticky! With help from family and her teacher, Holly receives the accommodations and encouragement she needs to give slime a try" --Jacket flap.
Call Number: E Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2021
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A Room Called Earth
Madeleine Ryan
FIC Rya
Planet Earth Is Blue
Nicole Panteleakos
J FIC Pan
After The Worst Thing Happens
Audrey Vernick
J FIC Ver
Sincerely, Your Autistic Child : What People On The Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, And Identity
Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Being Noah
Cheryl Hardy, Candace Nadon
J FIC Har
The Bride Test
Helen Hoang
FIC Hoa
Invisible Differences : A Story Of Asperger's, Adulting, And Living A Life In Full Color
Julie Dachez, 1974- artist Mademoiselle Caroline, Fabienne Vaslet, Edward Gauvin
FIC Dac
The Exceptional Maggie Chowder
Renee Beauregard Lute
J FIC Lut
My Rainbow
DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink
E Nea
Too Sticky! : Sensory Issues With Autism
Jen Malia, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
E Mal
Odd Girl Out : My Extraordinary Autistic Life
Laura E. James
616.8588 Jam