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March is Disability Awareness Month

Posted 03/23/21 by Jessica S.

March is a month of many observances.  Though maybe not as well known as Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day or the beginning of spring, Disability Awareness Month is certainly as important.  In recognition, take a look at the variety of fictional stories in which people of diverse ability play a starring role, memoirs, and informational resources, all available at your Library.

ADULT NON-FICTION

Cover of Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

eAudiobook
Cover of About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

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

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

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

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of A Disability History of the United States

A Disability History of the United States

JUVENILE AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Cover of Wonder (JF)

Wonder (JF)

Book on CD   |   DVD   |   eBook   |   Playaway   |   Spanish
Cover of Love From A to Z (YA)

Love From A to Z (YA)

eBook
Cover of Out of My Mind (YA)

Out of My Mind (YA)

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of A Song for a Whale (JF)

A Song for a Whale (JF)

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Jerk, California (YA)

Jerk, California (YA)

eBook
Cover of Marcelo in the Real World (YA)

Marcelo in the Real World (YA)

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print

ADULT FICTION

Cover of House Rules

House Rules

Book on CD   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Borderline: The Arcadia Project

Borderline: The Arcadia Project

eBook
Cover of Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Get a Life, Chloe Brown

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of So Lucky

So Lucky

The Ability Center and the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities are some of the many organizations in our area that serve people who have a disability.  The Disability Visibility Project is a national advocacy effort.  And there are many more such organizations, some of which focus on very specific types of disabilities and related issues.  Contact your nearest library agency if you need help starting research on this topic or others.

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