People With Disabilities

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And Neither Have I Wings to Fly

By Thelma Wheatley

2014 Finalist for the Wales Book of the Year Award for Creative Non-Fiction
2014 Finalist for the MARTY People’s Choice Award for Literary Arts
2013 IPPY Bronze Medal Winner for Psychology/Mental Health

The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children ... Read more

Care Work

By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Finalist, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability ... Read more

Disfigured

By Amanda Leduc

A CBC BOOKS BEST NONFICTION OF 2020
AN ENTROPY MAGAZINE BEST NONFICTION 2020/21
A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK OF THE DAY (07/23/2022)

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

If every disabled character is mocked ... Read more

Jerry Lewis Told Me I Was Going To Die

By Matthew Del Papa

Disability may be his lot, but he decided long-ago not to let it control his fate. A collection of humorous essays centered on life with a disability. These essays give a wry look at the obstacles faced while growing up in a small town in Northern Ontario.

Just Jen

By Jen Powley

 

Winner of the 2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction!

Jen Powley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at fifteen. By thirty-five, she had lost the use of her arms and legs.

Just Jen is a powerful memoir that tells the story of Powley’s life at the ... Read more

Land of Many Shores

Edited by Ainsley Hawthorn

Seeing through the eyes of others brings new perspective on the place we call home.

 

In Land of Many Shores, writers share their perspectives about life in Newfoundland and Labrador from often- neglected viewpoints. In this collection, Indigenous people, cultural minorities, ... Read more

Living the Edges

Edited by Diane Driedger

This important and ground-breaking collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental. Here, Canadian women speak frankly about the societal barriers they encounter in their everyday lives due to social attitudes and physical ... Read more

Living the Edges

Edited by Diane Driedger

This collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental. The women speak frankly about the societal barriers they encounter in their everyday lives due to social attitudes and physical and systemic inaccessibility. They ... Read more

Making a Home

By Jen Powley

 

In some Canadian provinces, people with severe physical disabilities are simply warehoused in nursing homes, where many people, especially in the age of homecare, are in the final stages of their lives. It is difficult for a young person to live in a home geared for death; ... Read more

Shut Away

By Catherine McKercher

An explosive book that exposes the abuses of institutionalization.

"How many brothers and sisters do you have?" It was one of the first questions kids asked each other when Catherine McKercher was a child. She never knew how to answer it.

Three of the McKercher children lived ... Read more