Teen sibs

13-19 years

Are You Alone on Purpose? By Nancy Werlin, 2007, Speak. Alison Shandling is very clever, her twin brother, Adam, is autistic. All of her life, Alison’s parents have focused on Adam and what he needs, while Alison has always felt she had to be perfect.

Red Sky in the Morning by Elizabeth Laird, 2016, Pan MacMillan. Twelve-year-old Anna is looking forward to the birth of her baby brother. Ben arrives and he has a disability. Anna loves him with her whole heart, but she finds herself unable to admit the truth of Ben’s condition to her school friends.

Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon, 2013, Little, Brown & Company. In the ten years since Rachel Simon first invited the world to board the bus with her and her sister, Cool Beth, readers across the globe have been moved by their story. Now, in an updated edition with fifty pages of new content, Rachel reflects on changes in her life, Beth’s life, and the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.