At the Guardian, she tagged her top ten interesting characters who just happen to have a disability, including:
Christopher, in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark HaddonRead about another entry on the list.
Christopher made it easier for people of all ages to understand the world from an autistic point of view. His bravery, despite his many fears and tendency to become overwhelmed by too much stimulus, makes him a character to cheer for.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is among Julia Donaldson's six best books and Melvyn Burgess's top ten books written for teenagers.