Sarah Yates

Young Adult

As her daughter aged beyond the picture books, Sarah wrote two young-adult novels featuring a feisty and often funny heroine⎯Lucky Lou⎯who lives with CP.

Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat

Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat


Identity-making is one of the core themes of this novel with its themes of sex and sexuality, fatherhood and family and disability and love.

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“As a little girl with a disability, I dreamed about reading books that featured someone like me. As I grew older, I wanted more than that, I found: I didn’t want books that would seek to cure me, or passively portray me as the stalwart bestie who inspires her friend to realize that she doesn’t have it that bad, since look what her friend lives with everyday. I wanted a living, breathing, kick-ass protagonist that lived the kind of life that everybody else was living.

Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat delivers on all these counts, and more. Lou Starr definitely isn’t passive; her life is the story…. Things don’t happen to Lou; Lou makes them happen. She’s definitely kick-ass, even if she sits on her ass for most of the day.

(Extract of a review by Kate Grisim,
disability activist)

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