Curated Booklist: STEM & Disabilites



Publication Date:

Final 3-13-2024

According to the 2019 report by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 3.4% of children’s and young adult books include primary characters that have a disability. Once we started reviewing through the lens of books that also included explicit STEM concepts or nonfiction books that were about scientists with disabilities, the number of books that intersected STEM and disabilities became even scarcer. Below, you will find a short list of books that we have identified. We have also included two books in the 2+ section that are in Braille as examples of books that might be available in other accessible formats.


  • Families
  • Practitioners

Developmental stage: 

  • Birth-5


  • Center/Preschool
  • Home

Resource Type: 

  • Tip sheets (storytime, mealtime)


  • STEM

Level of Intended Impact: 

  • Awareness


  • English

Developer / Author: 


Routines and Everyday Activities: 

  • Storytime

Resources for Families: 

  • Storybook Conversations