Heal Ge Disabilities
Hardcover ISBN: 0679443541
A full-scale biography draws on the massive archives of Helen Keller's estate and the unpublished memoirs of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, to trace Keller's transformation from a furious girl to a world-renowned figure. 17,500 first printing. Tour.
The Pretty One
On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me
Paperback ISBN: 1982100540
"From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of self-hate society strengthened inside her. But after years of introspection and reaching out to others in her community, she has reclaimed herself and changed her perspective. In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled -- so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identical twin (called 'the pretty one' by friends) to navigating romance; her deep affinity for all things pop culture--and her disappointment with the media's distorted view of disability; and her declaration of self-love with the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. By 'smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself' (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds"--
Hardcover ISBN: 0061791539
In an attempt to capture the stares of others, a man born without legs traveled the world on his skateboard, taking thirty thousand photos of people gaping at him, an experience he relates in a witty memoir that explores how we view ourselves and what it is to truly see another person. 75,000 first printing.
From the Periphery
Real-Life Stories of Disability
Paperback ISBN: 1641601582
From the Periphery consists of more than thirty first-person narratives of everyday people who describe what it’s like to be treated differently by society because of their disabilities. The stories are raw and painful, but also surprisingly funny and deeply inspiring. The oral histories describe anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity and love—in the family, at school, and at the workplace. Inspired by the oral historians Studs Terkel and Svetlana Alexievich, From the Periphery will become a classic collection that increases understanding of the lived experiences of people with disabilities.
Discovering What Matters Most
Paperback ISBN: 0374535825
The chairman of Special Olympics shares inspiring stories about athletes with intellectual disabilities who have become champions in the face of seeming powerlessness and vulnerability, sharing additional insight into the Shriver family and their dedication to advocacy.
The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Hardcover ISBN: 1538728729
Documents the story of the first deaf and blind graduate of Harvard Law School, tracing her refugee parents' harrowing experiences in the Eritrea-Ethiopian war and her development of innovations that enabled her remarkable achievements.
A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Paperback ISBN: 0812983165
An inspiring memoir written in the form of a letter to an unknown man who shot the author in the back at the age of 13 and rendered him a paraplegic describes how he embraced forgiveness, earned a master's degree and became an advocate for the disabled.