The Lit League: A Riveting Book Club with Disability Intersections

The Lit League is a book club with disability intersections. That is, we read book that are related to disability in some way!

We started on Goodreads and have a private group on Facebook (linked here). If you like reading and want to read more books with disability intersections, join us!

You will find our book calendar below, and also a few posts that are related to the books we choose (reviews and polls on choices). Please click on “load more” if you want to read more posts.

Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club: Unrest

A quick note - we'll be watching Unrest (available on Netflix streaming) this week, with a Twitter Chat on 10/27 See The Calendar for complete details for all the books and movies planned, and make sure to join the Facebook group! Twitter Chat: 10/27: 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern I'm @meriahnichols Use hashtag #UnrestMovie so we

The King’s Speech Discussion Questions

The Lit League (Riveting Book & Movie Club with Disability Intersections) chose The King's Speech to watch and discuss. We'll be discussing it on Twitter on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 8pm CT (that's 9pm EST, 6pm PST and 3pm my Hawaiian time 🙂 ) How to Participate:  Start your answer to Q1 with A1, and include #TheKingsSpeech in

El Deafo Summary, Review and Discussion Questions by a Deaf Lady

El Deafo Summary El Deafo summary is as follows from Amazon: El Deafo Review Like it says in the El Deafo summary above, this is a graphic novel about a young deaf girl. It centers around her deafness and feelings about deafness (and her ginormous hearing aid), with the stories of her friendships, family and

Lit League August Book Choice: El Deafo

The book club is back, and we're set to read El Deafo by Cece Bell. El Deafo This is a graphic novel that has won a ton of awards. I have not read it yet but my kids have (and they loved it). It's widely available - at your local library, online through Amazon or whatever retailer

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: An Update on the Lit League Book Club

This post is an update on the Lit League Book Club. It talks of the last book read, some of the challenges the club has, and a hint of future plans. They say that if you fall 7 times, what is most important is that you just get up 8. So, it's not the falling

Book Review of Good Kings Bad Kings, by Susan Nussbaum

Summary of the Story Good Kings Bad Kings  story is about teenagers with disabilities who live in an institution in Chicago, and the people who work there. It's told in person-first accounts. It follows the lives of the residents and workers for the period of about a year, with backstory. What Was Great Good Kings

Storify of #NoPityDisability – Twitter Chat with Author Joe Shapiro

We had a wonderful twitter chat with Joe Shapiro. It was his first time on a twitter chat, and to be honest, it was my first time hosting! I’ve tried to pull together the pieces of the twitter chat into a Storify – I rearranged as many of the tweets into the relevant questions and

Twitter Chat with Joe Shapiro, Author of “No Pity”

A Twitter Chat has been scheduled with Joseph Shapiro, the author of No Pity, and you are all invited! Details: Twitter Chat with Author Joe Shapiro on 12/02 at 1pm EST Hashtag: #NoPityDisability Joe Shapiro’s Twitter Handle: @NPRJoeShapiro Meriah’s Twitter Handle: @meriahhudson How to Participate: Follow @meriahhudson on Twitter for updates At 1pm EST on

Lit League Book Club Chooses “No Pity” by Joseph Shapiro as Next Book

Lit league book pick for october and november is “No Pity” by Joseph Shapiro

Poll for the Next Lit League Book Club Choice

Vote! Voting will end on October 20th over on Facebook Click on Image to Vote

The Lit League Poll for September’s Book Choice: Happening Now!

Hey! This is just a really quick post to let you know that The Lit League is voting on the next book for us all to read (and talk about). Voting is going on over on GoodReads: Poll September Book No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and

Book Review: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay

I recently read "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body" by Roxane Gay for the Lit League Book club. I was the one who chose that book, because I had seen enough friends with disabilities posting on Facebook about how powerful they thought the book was, what a short read it was, and how much they

“The Lit League” Book Club, Starting with “Hunger: A Memoir”

hey, the book club is back!


Events in January 2019

  • January Disability Awareness Month + Focus Days
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