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Ndopu, Eddie

Summary: "Global humanitarian Eddie Ndopu's rousing memoir about being both profoundly disabled and profoundly successful without trading one for the other. Eddie Ndopu grew up loving pop music and reruns of The Bold and the Beautiful, and as an adult he would become a globe-trotting disability activist. By his early twenties, he had rocketed through every boundary put in front of him--a queer, Black...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Legacy Lit 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NDOPU, EDDIE NDO

Summary: First permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived in 1565. America's Untold Story uncovers the story of America's past that never made it into textbooks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Clark, Zion

Summary: "Zion Clark has always had big dreams for himself despite the many hardships he faced growing up as a Black disabled child in the foster care system of Ohio. His childhood years were marked by instability as he moved from home to home, experiencing abuse and neglect. And yet his determination and grit pushed him to become an elite wrestler and wheelchair racer. His constant reinvention led him...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 CLA

Slovo, Gillian

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Padnani, Amisha

Summary: This book is inspired by "Overlooked," the New York Times series that celebrates extraordinary women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA figures, and people with disabilities who changed history. These people staggered us with their bravery, expanded our understanding of the world by innovating, and broke constraints in an unspoken mission to create a better future for others.--Adapted from back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2023

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Pistorius, Martin.

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Summary: January 1988. Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.19 Pis

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann

Summary: In the 1970s an important disability rights law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, was waiting to be signed. Judy [Heumann] and other disability rights activists fought for YES! They held a sit-in until Section 504 was signed into law. Section 504--established thanks in large part to the ongoing work of Judy and her community--laid the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HEU

Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

Pistorius, Martin

Summary: "With unflinching candor, Martin describes the chilling details of life as a secretly lucid vegetable--from the perversion of some who believed him to be brain dead, to the grace of those who sought recognition in his eyes"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 PISTORIUS, MARTIN PIS

Agar, Johnny

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Summary: "The incredible story of Johnny Agar, born with cerebral palsy and who doctors thought would never walk, overcoming the odds to participate in long-distance endurance races with his dad pushing him, until the final mile when he walks across the finish line." - provided by publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dexterity 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AGAR, JOHNNY AGA

O'Malley, Padraig.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.0609 OMA

Brown, Keah

Summary: "From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWN, KEAH BRO

Cohen, David

Summary: Historic moments from Mandela's inspiring life are captured in more than one hundred iconic photos from the mid-1940s through August 2009. Six key Mandela speeches are included, as well as an informative text.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 968.06 MANDELA, NELSON BAT

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Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Craft, Aimée

Summary: "The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty. On the banks of the river that have been Mishomis's home his whole life, he teaches his granddaughter to listen--to hear both the sounds and the silences, and so to learn her place in Creation. Most importantly, he teaches her about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.7108 CRA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J342.71082 CRA

Wong, Alice

Summary: Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer. From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WON

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WONG, ALICE WON

Summary: International art sensation Keith Haring blazed a trail through the legendary art scene of '80s New York and revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art. Haring's message targeted the underlying threat of violence, sexual exploitation, and political oppression. His art was shown in over one hundred group and solo exhibitions during his lifetime and he continues to be celebrated today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV KEI

Kinew, Wab

Summary: "Using rhyming lyrics from a previously written rap song, Midewin author, Manitoba politician, and creator Kinew tells the stories of diverse Indigenous heroes both historical and contemporary from the U.S. and Canada" --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIN

Davis, Lennard J.

Summary: "The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA--the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the act is anything but a dry...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 DAV

Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

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Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SUL

Healy, Thomas

Summary: "A history of Floyd McKissick's 1969 plan to build a Black city in North Carolina, examining the story of the idealists who settled there, the obstacles that derailed the project, and what Soul City's saga says about Black opportunity, capitalism, and power then and now"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.6 HEA

Burnell, Cerrie

Summary: This book brings together 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present. In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BUR

Ellenport, Craig

Summary: Dennis Brutus was a poet and human rights activist whose works centered on his sufferings and those of Black South Africans. For fourteen years, Dennis taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa. As the white minority government increased restrictions on the black population, he became involved in a series of anti-apartheid related activities, including efforts to end discrimination in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRU

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Summary: "A groundbreaking collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience: Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus, "an art . . . an ingenious way to live." According to the last census, one in five people in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020

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