BEING HUEMANN

BY: JUDY 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."
"The reader will learn about disability microaggressions and how attempts to improve disability awareness can be misguided. "

Disability As Diversity

BY: Erin E Andrews

"Rosemarie Thomson's groundbreaking anthology probes America's disposition toward the visually different."

The Disabled God

BY: Nancy Eiesland

"Proclaiming the emancipatory presence of the disabled God, the author maintains the vital importance of the relationship between Christology and social change." 

Far From The Tree

BY: Andrew Solomon  

 "He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, ect."

On Beauty and Being Just

BY: Elaine Scarry 

"Scarry argues that our responses to beauty are perceptual events of profound significance for the individual and for society."

What We Have Done

BY: Fred Pelka 

"He presents the voices of disability rights activists who  recounts how the various streams of the movement came together to push through the Americans with Disabilities Act"

Mating in Captivity

BY: Esther Perel

"One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex"
"People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century."

No Pity

BY: Joe Shapiro

"Stigma is an illuminating excursion into the situation of persons who are unable to conform to standards that society calls normal."

STIGMA: NOTES ON THE MANAGEMENT OF SPOILED IDENTY

BY: ERVING GOFFMAN

Enforcing Normalcy

BY: Lennard J. Davis

"Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself."

The Body Keeps Score

BY: Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

 "This book transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. 

People with Disfigurement

"The book addresses both the psychological and social effects of disfigurement."

Staring: How We Look

BY: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson 

"Garland-Thomson defines staring, explores the factors that motivate it, and considers the targets and the effects of the stare."

Daring Greatly

BY: Brene Brown

"Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity."

Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

BY: Douglas Bey M.D. and 

R.N. Bey Deborah 

While this book is not about disability, Sarah and Nikki found it enlightening. Much of the 'choas' described in this book related to our experience as we encountered the world as a child with difference.