BY: JUDY HEUMANN
"Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people."
Edited By: Alice Wong
"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."
BY: JUDY HEUMANN
"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."
"Proclaiming the emancipatory presence of the disabled God, the author maintains the vital importance of the relationship between Christology and social change."
The Disabled God
BY: Nancy Eiesland
"He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, ect."
"Scarry argues that our responses to beauty are perceptual events of profound significance for the individual and for society."
BY: Elaine Scarry
"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"
What We Have Done
BY: Fred Pelka
"One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex"
Mating in Captivity
BY: Esther Perel
"This book combines rigor, science, passion and inspiration in equal parts. Too many children and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be."
BY: JUDY HEUMANN
Permission to Feel
BY: Marc Brackett
"People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century."
"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 IDENTITY
BY: ERVING GOFFMAN
"Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself."
BY: Lennard J. Davis
"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."
"The book addresses both the psychological and social effects of disfigurement."
People With Disfigurement
BY: Eileen Bradbury
"Garland-Thomson defines staring, explores the factors that motivate it, and considers the targets and the effects of the stare."
"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."
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.
Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic
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