Celebrate minds of all kinds with compelling, fun, anti-ableist audiobooks for kids and tweens that feature neurodiverse characters.
Axel loves everything about birds, especially eagles. No one worries that an eagle will fly too far and not come homeâ€”a fact Axel wishes his mother understood. Despite all this, Axel loves his lifeâ€”especially the time he spends observing the eaglesâ€™ nest in the woods near his home. But when a tornado damages Axelâ€™s home and the eaglesâ€™ nest, Axelâ€™s life is thrown into chaos. A Bird Will Soar is a heartfelt and hopeful story about a bird-loving autistic child who must trust his own instincts to help heal his family and the nest he loves.
Everyone dismisses twelve-year-old Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, but Novaâ€™s big sister Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can’t express. In Planet Earth Is Blue, Nova and Bridget share a love of astronomy and plan to watch the launch of the Challenger together, but then Bridget has disappears. As Novaâ€™s new foster family begins to see her potential, she faces the prospect of making friends without Bridget for the first time.
“Moore’s portrayal of Nova is wonderfully nuanced, realistically voicing her attempts at speech, her happiness as she begins to thrive in her foster home, and her mounting unease as the story moves toward its heartrending climax.”—AudioFile
In Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!, autistic eleven-year-old Vivy Cohen won’t let anything stop her from playing baseball–not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal.
“In Vivy’s letters to VJ, [Cassandra] Morris conveys all of Vivy’s hopeful ambition and disappointing struggles in a youthful-sounding voice perfectly suited to a preteen girl.”—AudioFile
In Tornado Brain, a neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it’s too late. Thirteen-year-old Frankie can’t stand to be touched, loud noises bother her, and she hates changes in her routine. But when her friend Colette disappears, Frankie is convinced she left clues behind, she’s on the case.