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MC's with Disabilities

Main Characters (MCs) are absolutely capable of being the hero, the villian, and not just the quirky side-kick or sibling. This list contains Main Characters with a disability (mobility aid, blind, deaf, paralysis, amputation, etc) who take center stage and kick butt.

Aruga, Rie, author, illustrator.
GN FICTION ARU #1
"A company get-together reunites 26-year-old Tsugumi with her high school crush, Itsuki. In the years they've been apart, Itsuki has realized his dream of becoming an architect--but along the way, he's also suffered a spinal cord injury that's left him in a wheelchair. Seeing Itsuki again rekindles Tsugumi's feelings for him. It also forces her to confront her own hidden prejudices. Itsuki's disability seems like an intimidating obstacle at first, but soon, Tsugumi discovers that her world feels imperfect without him"--Back cover.

Spotswood, Stephen, author.
MYSTERY SPO
"New York, 1942: Willowjean "Will" Parker is a scrappy circus runaway whose knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of private investigator, Lillian Pentecost. Lillian's multiple sclerosis means she can't keep up with her old case load alone, so she wants to hire Will to be her right-hand woman. In return, Will is to receive a salary, room and board, and training in Lillian's very particular art of investigation. Three years later: Will and Lillian are on a case: Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystal ball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home; her body in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before - in a locked room. The case involves messages from the dead, a seductive spiritualist, and Becca Collins - daughter of the deceased. When Will and Becca start a relationship, Will discovers she may have become the murderer's next target.--Publisher.

Roanhorse, Rebecca, author.
GN FICTION ROA
From the pages of AVENGERS comes a hero transformed! Maya Lopez, the Deaf hero known as Echo already knows a little bit about death and rebirth -- and now she has become the new host of the cosmic Phoenix Force! With its galactic fire burning in her veins, the always adaptable Echo is learning how to use her incredible new abilities. But she's about to come into conflict with certain X-Men who know exactly how dangerous the Phoenix can be! Meanwhile, an ancient demon wants to claim Echo's newfound power -- and the fight to keep the Phoenix Force safe will push Maya to her very limits! As the threads of her life unravel, Maya will face a journey through time. But destiny, and her Adversary, await in the White Hot Room!"--Page [4] of cover.

Emezi, Akwaeke, author.
YAUDIO DISC FICTION EMEZI
There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told.

Kemmerer, Brigid, author.
YA FICTION KEM
Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that turns him into a beast at the end of each day until feisty Harper enters his life.

Fisher, Carrie, author.
BIO FISHER
"When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved--plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveteĢ, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diariest is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes ... Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty"--Jacket.

Duyvis, Corinne, author.
YA FICTION DUY
"In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who's sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship"-- Provided by publisher.

Grant, Mira, author.
SCIENCE FICTION GRA

Arakawa, Hiromu, 1973-
YA GN FICTION ARA #2

suu Morishita (Mangaka group), author, artist.
GN FICTION SUU #1
"Yuki, who's always been deaf, is used to communicating with sign language and her phone. But she's not used to English, so when a tourist from overseas asks for directions, she nearly panics...until a handsome stranger steps in to help. His name is Itsuomi, and it turns out he's a friend of a friend. A charismatic globetrotter, Itsuomi speaks three languages, but he's never had a deaf friend. The two feel drawn to each other and plan a date on a romantic winter's night...but Yuki's friend is afraid that she might be setting herself up to get hurt. Could this be something real? Or will these feelings melt away with the snow?"--Amazon.com.