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Welcome to A Novel Mind, a resource to help you discover quality children's literature addressing children's neurodiversity and mental health issues. 


According to 2019 CDC data, one in six U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years has a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. Books are one of the best ways to reach those kids and their peers, who may wonder what being "differently brained" means. Stories can create empathy and increase understanding. They can frame a conversation, and help kids realize they are not alone.

Here you will find a user-friendly database of hundreds of books that feature "differently brained" characters, along with a blog that further spotlights some of those titles and their authors, and helpful resources for parents, teachers, and authors who are working with these books.


We also encourage you to join our social media communities on Twitter and Facebook.


 “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