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Ability Awareness: Adult Nonfiction Booklist

Posted 10/12/21 by Abby B and Sheri K

Over time, the perceptions of persons with disabilities have changed significantly, especially after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990. Now, people with different abilities can be celebrated for their uniqueness and individuality, instead of those qualities being considered justification for institutionalization. For inspiring stories of individuals who have overcome incredible odds to bring meaning to their lives and make a difference in the lives of others, check out these nonfiction adult reads.

Cover of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

eAudiobook

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

eAudiobook
Cover of Now I See The Moon: A Mother, A Son, A Miracle

Now I See The Moon: A Mother, A Son, A Miracle

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

Now I See The Moon: A Mother, A Son, A Miracle

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall In Love With Me

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall In Love With Me

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall In Love With Me

Cover of Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

hoopla eAudiobook

Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Joni: An Unforgettable Story

Joni: An Unforgettable Story

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook

Joni: An Unforgettable Story

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of The Wounded Spirit

The Wounded Spirit

hoopla eBook

The Wounded Spirit

hoopla eBook
Cover of Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance

Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance

Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance

Cover of Life Without Limits: Inspiration For A Ridiculously Good Life

Life Without Limits: Inspiration For A Ridiculously Good Life

Spoken CD

Life Without Limits: Inspiration For A Ridiculously Good Life

Spoken CD
Cover of Unstoppable: The Incredible Power Of Faith In Action

Unstoppable: The Incredible Power Of Faith In Action

Spoken CD

Unstoppable: The Incredible Power Of Faith In Action

Spoken CD
Cover of The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of A Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of A Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism

eBook   |   DVD

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of A Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism

eBook   |   DVD
Cover of The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: An Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: An Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation

hoopla eAudiobook   |   eAudiobook

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: An Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation

hoopla eAudiobook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Disability Visibility

Disability Visibility

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eBook

Disability Visibility

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla eBook

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