There are many ways of seeing and moving through the world, and introducing students to the idea that there's not a one-size-fits-all definition of what it means to be human fosters empathy, understanding, and an inclusive classroom.

That's where relatable books on neurodiversity come in. Teach students about the beauty in each person's differences through these impactful stories of acceptance, love, and friendship. Your class will love learning about new world views and may even see themselves or their friends in the pages. 

Begin with You Are Enough, a heartfelt celebration of children's differences, no matter what they look like, where they come from, or their abilities. With sweet illustrations and a gentle message of acceptance, younger children will love this picture book by Margaret O'Hair. 

Meanwhile, kids in grades 5-7 will see themselves in the pages of Guts, a hilariously relatable graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier detailing her sometimes awkward experiences in middle school while living with anxiety. Older readers in grades 9-12 will follow the journey of siblings — one of whom has autism — as they navigate high school and all that comes with this pivotal time in Same But Different

Each of the carefully selected titles in this book list feature characters with neurological variances and differences such as autism, dyslexia, and ADHD. Use these titles to explore themes around neurodiversity and neurodivergence with students and to cultivate meaningful classroom discussion.

Shop the best books about neurodiversity below! You can find all books and activities at The Teacher Store.