November 1st is National Authors Day, which means it’s the perfect time to celebrate the works of fascinating authors everywhere. This blog post features a handful of authors who have dedicated their lives to encouraging an open national dialogue on ableism, the challenges people with disabilities face and the ongoing fight for equal access to opportunities and resources for all.
Sara Novic is an award-winning author, translator, creative writing professor and deaf rights’ activist. She has an MFA from Columbia University where she studied fiction and literary translation. Novic has written fiction, nonfiction, short stories and essays. Novic is well-known for writing about her experiences and challenges encountered as a deaf novelist in her short fiction and essays. Visit Sara-Novic.com to learn more about this fascinating author.
Stories featuring immigrants from countries around the world brought to life with full-color illustrations and lyrical writing.
Keah Brown is a journalist, author, screenwriter and disability rights’ advocate. She earned a B.A. in journalism from The State University of New York at Fredonia and is the creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign. Brown has written essays, poetry, opinion pieces and recently a nonfiction book entitled The Pretty One. Visit KeahBrown.com to learn more about this amazing woman and access a list of her selected works.
A thoughtful, inspiring and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.
Nadina LaSpina is an award-winning author, teacher and disability rights’ activist. She has written articles, essays and books about her experiences as a disabled person and activist. LaSpina is well-known for her work with community groups and spirited speeches. Visit NadinaLaSpina.com to learn more about this amazing social justice advocate.