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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

By: Alice Wong

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 contemporary essays by disabled people.

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Resilient, Ordinary, Disabled Body

By: Rebekah Taussig

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.

How to Lose Everything: A Memoir

By: Christa Couture

Christa Couture has come to know every corner of grief—its shifting blurry edges, its traps, its pulse of love at the centre and the bittersweet truth that sorrow is a powerful and wise emotion.

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

By: Emily Ladau

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 inclusive place

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

By: Amanda Leduc

Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty?

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

By: 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.

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