Blind Man's Bluff
At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. After high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for Cs in his classes, he used his remaining blurry peripheral vision to pretend he could still see. Feigning eye contact,... Read more »
The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body
A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.
Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted...Read more »
The Silence Between Us
“Loved this YA novel featuring a deaf girl starting in at a hearing school for the first time! She navigates the usual teen issues, and her deafness presents additional challenges — and triumphs! She loves herself deaf, and so do others in her life. Now I’m wondering how many deaf kids are in my community, and I feel more sensitive to all they have to deal with.”Cathy, Tattered Cover
We're Not Broken
Changing the Autism Conversation
“This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It’s also my love letter to autistic people. For too long, we have been forced to navigate a world where all the road signs are written in another language.” With a reporter’s eye and an insider’s...Read more »
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of... Read more »
Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism
A game-changing exploration of what the future holds for the first generation of mainstreamed neurodiverse kids that is coming of age.
After sleepless nights, intensive research, and twenty-one years of raising a child, Ethan, with autism and intellectual disability, Cammie McGovern is approaching a distinct catch-22. Once Ethan turns twenty-two,... Read more »
What Doesn't Kill You
A Life with Chronic Illness - Lessons from a Body in Revolt
A riveting and candid account of a young journalist's awakening to a life of chronic illness, weaving together her personal story with reporting to shed light on how Americans live with long-term diagnoses today.
Tessa Miller was an ambitious twentysomething writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At... Read more »
There Plant Eyes
A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness
From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight.
There Plant Eyes probes the ways in which blindness has shaped our ocularcentric culture,... Read more »
What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place
People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of... Read more »
An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
Tony-award winning actress Ali Stroker reads the story of Judy Heumann—one of the most influential disability rights activists in US history
A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts... Read more »
A Disability History of the United States
The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present
Disability is not only the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first... Read more »
The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.
Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an... Read more »
What to Say Next
Successful Communication in Work, Life, and Love—with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Using her personal experience living as a professional woman with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sarah Nannery, together with her husband, Larry, offers this timely communication guide for anyone on the Autism spectrum looking to successfully navigate work, life, and love.
When Sarah Nannery got her first job at a small nonprofit, she thought she... Read more »