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Welcome to A Novel Mind!
We're a resource for exploring mental health and neurodiversity representation in children's fiction.
red book cover: 'Al Capone Does My Shirts"

Books by some of our writers

We've been called "a gold mine" for educators and parents who are looking for the right book for the right child.


Books and stories spark conversations and new perspectives. They help kids understand they are not alone, in this complicated world.

Our site offers 3 main resources:

1. The Searchable Database: 1,000+ books that touch on mental/emotional health and neurodiversity issues.

2. The Educator Resource Pages:  A wealth of informative links by autistic children's librarian Adriana White, MLS 

3. The Blog Page, where today's top children's writers reflect on aspects of mental health, neurodiversity, and writing for children.


Please sign up for our occasional newsletter! Let us know what you think. This site is a volunteer labor of love! And we'd love to hear from you. :-) 



 “A Novel Mind is an invaluable resource for educators, librarians, parents, authors, and -- most importantly -- young readers. Books can change and even save lives, and A Novel Mind is helping them do exactly that.”

 - Jarret Lerner, author and child literacy advocate

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