All-Ages Audiobooks for Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month which was established over 30 years ago after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990 to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.

This Disability Pride Month and beyond, listen to audiobooks for adults and kids that showcase the vast diversity of the disability community, challenge ableism and injustice, and celebrate the extraordinary contributions that people with disabilities have made to the art, science, performance, and activism spaces.

The Chance to Fly is a middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity—from Tony award-winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz.

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. In Disability Visibility, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing audiobook collection of contemporary essays by disabled people. Plus, check out the adaptation for young adults.

True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk. True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have everyone stop telling them what to do with their bodies. True Biz is a story of sign language and lip-reading, disability and civil rights, first love and loss, and an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.

Author: Keah Brown
Read By: Keah Brown

Sam’s Super Seats is a joyful picture book about a disabled girl with cerebral palsy who goes back-to-school shopping with her best friends from #DisabledandCute creator author Keah Brown. This audiobook celebrates the beauty of self-love, the power of rest, and the necessity of accessible seating in public spaces.

Author: Emily Ladau
Read By: Emily Ladau

Demystifying Disability is an approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place.

From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight. There Plant Eyes probes the ways in which blindness has shaped our ocularcentric culture, challenging deeply ingrained ideas about what it means to be “blind.”

Judith Scott was born with Down syndrome. She was deaf, and never learned to speak. She was also a talented artist. Judith went on to become an artist of renown with her work displayed in museums and galleries around the world. Unbound is inspiring and warm, showing us that we can soar beyond our perceived limitations and accomplish something extraordinary.

Author: Chella Man
Read By: Chella Man

In Continuum, fine artist, activist, and Titans actor Chella Man uses his own experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer, Jewish person of color to talk about cultivating self-acceptance and acting as one’s own representation.

Author: Heather Avis
Read By: Tashi Thomas

Macy and Tru are putting on a spectacular talent show to highlight the ways they love to perform. Since they know that everything is more fun when everybody’s included, they’re determined to find a role in the show for each person. Everyone Belongs reminds us that it’s possible to make room for all people and all abilities—and that life is brighter when we give every person a chance to shine.

Author: Alice Wong
Read By: Nancy Wu

Year of the Tiger offers a glimpse into an activist’s journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice, from the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice Wong traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be in conversation with one another and the world.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include others, Wonder forms a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.