The seventeen eye-opening essays in Disability Visibility, all written by disabled people, offer keen insight into the complex and rich disability experience, examining life’s ableism and inequality, its challenges and losses, and celebrating its wisdom, passion, and joy.

Product Code: 9175
ISBN: 9780593381700
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Ember
Pages: 160
Published Date: 07/04/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $10.99

The accounts in this collection ask readers to think about disabled people not as individuals who need to be “fixed,” but as members of a community with its own history, culture, and movements. They offer diverse perspectives that speak to past, present, and future generations. It is essential reading for all.

For Ages 12-17

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Introduction by Alice Wong

Part 1: Being
If You Can’t Far, Give
Maysoon Zayid

There’s a Mathematical Equation That Proves I’m Ugly-or So I Learned in My Seventh-Grade Art Class
Ariel Henley

When You Are Waiting to Be Healed
June Erie-Udorie

The Isolation of Being Deaf in Prison
Jeremy Woody, as told by Christie Thompson

Part 2: Becoming
We Can’t Go Back
Ricardo T. Thorton Sr.

Guide Dogs Don’t Lead Blind People. We Wander as One.
Haben Girma

Canfei to Canji: The Freedom of Being Loud
Sandy Ho

Nurturing Black Disabled Joy
Keah Brown

Selma Blair Became a Disabled Icon Overnight
Zipporah Arielle

Part 3: Doing
Alice Sheppard

Incontinence Is a Public Health Issue – and We Need to Talk About It
Mari Ramsawakh

Falling/Burning: Being a Bipolar Creator
Shoshana Kessock

Gaining Power Through Communication Access
Lateef McLeod

Part 4: Connecting
The Fearless Benjamin Lay: Activist, Abolitionist, Dwarf Person
Eugene Grant

Love Means Never Having to Say…Anything
Jamison Hill

On the Ancestral Plane: Crip Hand-Me-Downs and the Legacy of Our Movements
Stacey Milbern

The Beauty of Spaces Created for and by Disabled People
s.e. smith

About the Editor
About the Contributors
Further Reading
Permission Acknowledgments

“…this is essential reading.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“…uplifting anthology.” —Booklist, starred review

“This is a wide-ranging collection presenting diverse and compelling voices. Ardently, intimately political instead of passively inspirational: will galvanize young activists.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This collection is a powerhouse and vital reading.” —

"The seventeen essays provide powerful and empathetic windows into living with (or, often, learning to live with and coming to terms with) a broad range of disabilities." —The Horn Book

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