Books from the Disability Community

Books from the Disability Community
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These books explore the experience of members of the disability community. View books in this list

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Two Hemispheres

By Nadine McInnis

Shortlisted for the 2008 Pat Lowther Award, the 2008 Lampman Scott Award and the 2008 ReLit Awards

Imagining the lives of nineteenth-century women asylum patients, Nadine McInnis charts her descent into, and recovery from, depression.

In the afterword to Two Hemispheres, McInnis ... Read more

No Place To Go

By Lezlie Lowe

This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we're allowed to "go" in public.

Adults don't talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one assumption: the world of public bathrooms is problem- and politics-free. No Place To Go: How Public Toilets ... Read more

The Turing Machinists

By M. E. Reid

At seventeen, Del’s world seems to be falling apart. He’s managed his Asperger’s well, has a solid group of friends in his special needs class at school, and even manages to get by among people who don’t understand his brand of communication. But his parents are splitting ... Read more

The Unravelling

By Clem Martini
Illustrated by Olivier Martini

In the follow-up to their award-winning memoir Bitter Medicine, brothers Clem and Olivier Martini continue the story of their family’s journey through mental illness, dementia, caregiving, and the health care system. Olivier Martini and his mother, Catherine, have lived together ... Read more

Bitter Medicine

By Clem Martini
Illustrated by Olivier Martini & Olivier Martini

In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A decade later, his brother Olivier was told he had the same disease. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend and cope with a devastating illness, frustrated by a health care system lacking ... Read more

Seizure the Day

By Brian Orend

This guide to being happy while living with chronic illness and conditions is grounded in scientific research

Bodymap

By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Finalist for the Triangle Awards, Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, 2015
Shortlisted for the ReLit Award, Poetry, 2016

In Bodymap, Lambda Award-winner Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha sings a queer disabled femme-of-colour love song filled with hard femme poetics and disability ... Read more

A Handbook for Beautiful People

By Jennifer Spruit

When twenty-two-year-old Marla finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she wishes for a family, but faces precariousness: an uncertain future with her talented, exacting boyfriend, Liam; constant danger from her roommate, Dani, a sometime prostitute and entrenched drug addict; ... Read more

The Discovery of Flight

By Susan Glickman

The Discovery of Flight is a novel in two voices about the relationship between two sisters, the older of whom is disabled by cerebral palsy and only able to communicate with assistive technology (she can control her computer by moving her eyes). It interweaves the fantasy novel ... Read more