beverley brenna

anonymous asked:

do you know of any books with female autistic protagonists?

Why, yes!

Wild Orchid by Beverley Brenna (& sequels)
Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes (& sequels)
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann  (autistic author)
The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous by Suzanne Crowley
Kea’s Flight
by Erika Hammerschmidt (autistic author)
On the Edge of Gone
by Corinne Duyvis (autistic author; book not yet out; full disclosure—this is me)

There’s also a few where I’m not sure the characters are actually diagnosed in-text, or even if the author intended them as such, but they are commonly read as autistic:
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry Jonsberg
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

We can’t really vouch for these titles, though. We’ve reviewed Viral Nation at Disability in Kidlit, and several other reviews will be coming for our autism event in April. We’ll post a proper book list with this theme at that time, too.

- corinneduyvis

anonymous asked:

Hi. I was wondering if you girls knew any books that deal with topics such as OCD, PTSD, depression etc? It would be really helpful if you could recommend some. Thank you.

Hi, friend!

We do know some books that deal with these topics. Here’s what we managed to come up with:




Eating Disorder:


Note: Most of these titles might be triggering, especially the one listed with suicide. 
* not YA novels (either Adult or New Adult)

We hope that these help and you will find some books to read from this selection. Thank you for stopping by!

Fizzle Reads family

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any books specifically about autistic people? That aren't eight year old white boys? Specifically YA girls/nb ppl? That'd be awesome

Absolutely. Take a look at our Goodreads list featuring MG/YA novels with autistic characters (both as primary and secondary characters). 

We’ll review several novels featuring autistic protagonists this coming April*, and will also put up several autism-themed lists at that point, but in the meantime, I’ll see what I can come up with. I don’t know of any MG/YA novels featuring non-binary autistic people, but here are some with female autistic protagonists:

And here are two with autistic boys of color as protags:

We haven’t read most of these, so please don’t take these as recommendations–we just want to let people know what’s out there. It should also be noted that not all of these characters are diagnosed as autistic, but they are overwhelmingly read (and very likely intended) as such.

Additions welcome.

* We’re currently actively recruiting autistic reviewers who are savvy about representation, tropes, and stereotypes. Please email us if you’re interested!