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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories From the Twenty-First Century Alice Wong A collection of contemporary essays by people with different disabilities "on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience."
Say Hello Carly Findlay A first-hand experience of living with Ichthyosis, a a genetic skin condition
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human and the "battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society."
A Disability History of the United States Kim E. Nielsen This book examines "primary-source documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it."
We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation Eric Garcia A guide to the autistic experience that showcases the "intersectional issues (such as race, gender identity and sexual orientation, and income level) autistic people face and how so many misconceptions about it have come to be part of the popular consciousness." -- Reviewer's comment
Pride Against Prejudice: A Personal Politics of Disability
Jenny Morris An examination of disability from a feminist perspective using lenses of "current and historical debates on the quality of disabled peoples lives; the way disability is represented within Western culture; institutionalization and independence; feminist research and community care; and the politics of the disability movement."
The Cancer Journals Audre Lourde Through journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde reflects on her breast cancer and mastectomy.
Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair Christina Lamb and Nujeen Mustafa Born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair, Nujeen and her family undertake a sixteen-month trip to flee the fighting in Syria. Her tale of resilence takes her through several countries, until she arrives in Germany.
Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza J. L. Powers We learn the story of artist and runer George Mendoza who has found success, despite his disability.
Not If I See You First Eric Lindstrom This is an "extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school."
So Lucky Nicola Griffith This is a "political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It is also"... a glimpse into ableism and the ways disabled folk struggle for independence in a society that wishes to erase them."
Borderline Mishell Baker After attempting suicide and getting her legs amputated, a young woman is invited to group of disabled people in charge of navigating and keeping secret the relationship between Hollywood stardom and the fey.
QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology Raymond Luczak (edited) Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology proves that intersectionality isn't just a buzzword.
Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability Various Authors "Beauty is a Verb is a ground-breaking anthology of disability poetry, essays on disability, and writings on the poetics of both."
A Time to Dance Padma Venkatraman This is a stunning novel about a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility now adjusting to a prosthetic leg and refusing to let her disability rob her of her dream to dance.