do you know of any books with female autistic protagonists?
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.