Five Favorite Books Narrated by a Character with Cognitive Disability by Cammie McGovern

Writing from the point of view of a main character with intellectual disability seemed really intimidating to me at first. In fact, I didn’t think I could do it. I’ve written characters with disabilities in the past, but this wasn’t someone whose body worked differently, this was a person who’s entire brain and thought process […]

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Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

A few months ago, readers took to Twitter to demand diversity in literature. The hashtag “#WeNeedDiverseBooks” went viral and, whether you participated in the discussion or not, it was a very inspiring conversation to witness, as individuals worldwide were sharing their own personal stories and their desire for unique voices. Thankfully, the conversation is ongoing, and […]

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The Story Behind the Story of “Say What You Will”

After my oldest son was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, I joined a group of other mothers who also had very young kids with disabilities to start an afterschool center that would run classes for kids with disabilities.  In that particular group, everyone’s child was a boy except for one sweet little […]

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