“Uncovering stories about disability history and life, O’Toole shares her firsthand account of some of the most dramatic events in Disability History…” This is a memoir of a queer disabled elder, her experiences in the 504 sit in, being a mother and more.
A memoir on growing up Little and deaf. And queer.
“A woman’s fight to reclaim her body after a paralysis-inducing cycling accident” This is about a college professor who get paralyzed in a bike accident and reclaims her life.
“The view from my ordinary resilient disabled body,” a memoir on growing up disabled.
“A young man’s quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village that pulsates with beauty and violence…” This is about a white deaf guy who goes to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.
A collection of essays about living with schizophrenia
This is a memoir about living with undiagnosed health problems and mental illness.
A graphic novel (memoir) about breast cancer.
“Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers.”
“Kleege describes the negative social status of the blind, analyzes stereotypes of the blind that have been perpetuated by movies, and discusses how blindness has been portrayed in literature. She vividly conveys the visual experience of someone with severely impaired sight and explains what she can see and what she cannot (and how her inability to achieve eye contact—in a society that prizes that form of connection—has affected her). Finally she tells of the various ways she reads, and the freedom she felt when she stopped concealing her blindness and acquired skills, such as reading braille, as part of a new, blind identity. Without sentimentality or clichés, Kleege offers us the opportunity to imagine life without sight.”
Disability Books: Books and Collections on DisabilityLists of collections on disability and books about disability
Meriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.