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On the Autism Spectrum: Voices and Stories

Understanding autism can begin with stories about a child, sibling, friend, and classmate with autism or Asperger syndrome. What is it like to grow up with autism? Some of the books here are written by young people and adults who share their lives and how neurodiversity has shaped them. 

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction, Mystery / Crime
Published:
2006
Anything But Typical

Anything But Typical

Nora Raleigh Baskin
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Published:
2009
Autism, The Invisible Cord: A Sibling's Diary

Autism, The Invisible Cord: A Sibling’s Diary

Barbara Cain
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2012
Can You See Me?

Can You See Me?

Rebecca Westcott, Libby Scott
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2013
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Mystery / Crime
Published:
2003
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism

Naoki Higashida
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2017
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Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!

Sarah Kapit
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison

Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison

Ido Kedar
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2012
Just My Luck

Just My Luck

Cammie McGovern
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2016
The London Eye Mystery

The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Mystery / Crime
Published:
2009
Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2010
Planet Earth Is Blue

Planet Earth Is Blue

Nicole Panteleakos
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
The Real Boy

The Real Boy

Anne Ursu
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy
Published:
2013
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Naoki Higashida
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2013
Rogue

Rogue

Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Published:
2013
Rules

Rules

Cynthia Lord
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
Six of Crows

Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2015
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2012
The Someday Birds

The Someday Birds

Sally J. Pla
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2017
Superstar

Superstar

Mandy Davis
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2017
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

Sy Montgomery, Temple Grandin
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
2012
A Whole New Ballgame

A Whole New Ballgame

Phil Bildner
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2016