It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week, we talk about books that feature some disability representation. I struggled quite a bit with the topics and it was challenging to come up with my picks. So, I will definitely make sure to include more novels with some disability rep into my reading list!
#1 The Percy Jackson Novels
With the Percy Jackson books, Rick Riordan not only included a character with disabilities, but he also made him the hero. Percy has issues with dyslexia and ADHD. If I remember correctly, Riordan specially wrote the character like this because his son had similar things to deal with.
#2 Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom
Leigh Bardugo’s novels Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom feature several characters with disabilities but most prominently Kaz Brekker. The badass leader has a limp and often uses a cane. This was to some extent inspired by Leigh Bardugo personal life as she suffers from osteonecrosis and has to use a cane herself.Continue reading