The month of July was the anniversary month of the Black Lives Matter movement that began in 2013. As such I decided to spend most of my time reading about and advocating books written by black authors given the marginal representation of the black community within literature and by extension the publishing industry.
However July was also Disability Pride Month, which is celebrated in many countries across the world today and can be dated back to a 1990 parade in Boston, Massachusetts, then dubbed Disability Pride Day. This celebration strives for greater equality by championing pride within the disabled LGBTQ+ community, such that it transcends the confines of a month-long observance.
In light of this pride celebration and given the fact that my reading habits could use a bit more inclusivity, I put together a modest TBR that is focused on reading books featuring disabled queer characters, especially in main or prominent roles. After a few Google searches, I decided upon the following three books;
Click on each title to read a short summary of the book, courtesy of Goodreads.
If you have any Disability Pride inspired recommendations you think I should read, please leave them in the comments.
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2 responses to “Disability Pride TBR”
I’ve just gotten hold of a copy of, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. I’ll let you know how I get on with it.
I love the sound of that title! Also Maya Angelou is such an inspirational figure, I’m interested to hear your thoughts. 🙂