Thursday, January 19, 2012

7 Tween and Teen Novels About Autism

Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a TreeEmma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out Of A Tree
by Lauren Tarshis
Emma-Jean finds herself in unexpected trouble when she tries to help a classmate solve her problems after noticing her crying in the bathroom.
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in LoveEmma-Jean Lazarus Fell In Love
by Lauren Tarshis
Emma-Jean tries her best to navigate the unfamiliar waters of a new crush. 
Anything But TypicalAnything But Typical
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Jason reads and writes fan fiction, and makes friends with a fellow writer online, but worries she won't want to be friends if they meet in person. 
Marcelo In The Real WorldMarcelo in the Real World
by Francisco X. Stork
After years of special schools that keep him isolated from the "real world", Marcelo takes a summer job in his father's office, where he inadvertently uncovers some wrongdoing.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon
Christopher John Francis Boone, who has Aspberger's,  investigates the death of his neighbor's dog.
by Cynthia Lord
Twelve-year-old Catherine is frustrated by her autistic brother's inability to follow the many rules she has created to help him function better in society. 
The London Eye MysteryThe London Eye Mystery
by Siobhan Dowd
Ted must use his logic and ingenuity to find his missing cousin.


  1. Kathryn Erskine's "Mockingbird" is another good title, one that really helps the reader get inside the perspective of a character with Asperger's. I'd recommend it for older readers, but it's amazing.

    1. I haven't read that one yet. Thanks for the addition to the list!

  2. I can't get enough of your themed lists!


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