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Griffin, Shaquem

Summary: The twin brothers and NFL players share their inspiring story, and attribute their success to faith and family support.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2019

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

Summary: Dina's getting married in a few weeks and there's still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents' house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home he's ever had, all while juggling his schedule as an early morning Walmart door greeter. She has to get her dress, confirm arrangements with the venue, and make peace with her family, who remain nervous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Orchard 2018

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DIN

Agar, Johnny

1 hold on 1 copy

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dexterity 2021

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

1 hold on 2 copies

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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

Wong, Alice

3 holds on 2 copies

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...

Format: text

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

Falk-Allen, Francine

Summary: n No Spring Chicken, Francine Falk-Allen―a polio survivor who knows a thing or two about living with a disability―offers her own take on how to navigate the complications aging brings with equanimity (and a sense of humor). The handbook is divided into three sections: Part I is a jaunt through accessible travel pleasures and pitfalls in several parts of the world; Part II addresses the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 FAL

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: "A young adult adaptation of Alice Wong's Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 hold on 1 copy

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...

Format: text

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

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Alexander, Rebecca

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Summary: "The inspiring memoir of a young woman who is slowly losing her sight and hearing yet continues to live each day with grace and purpose. Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALEXANDER, REBECCA ALE

Barry, Susan R.

Summary: "Doctors have been able to cure some forms of congenital blindness and deafness for decades. But this has created another problem: most people end up hating their new senses. To ask someone to adapt to a new sense is to ask them to reshape their entire world. Many simply cannot. Every waking minute, they are bombarded by meaningless sights or sounds. Some sink into a depression so great that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.4 BAR

Heumann, Judith E.

Summary: One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEUMANN, JUDITH E. HEU

Burcaw, Shane.

Summary: "With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

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Cohen, Richard M.

Contents: The meeting -- Denise Glass: fighting for control -- Reflections: choosing the way to live -- Buzz Bay: keeping the faith -- Reflections: honoring a separate peace -- Ben Cumbo: facing down demons -- Reflections: valuing quality over quantity -- Sarah Levin: seeking normalcy -- Reflections: living with grace -- Larry Fricks: surviving stigma -- Reflections: dueling with ignorance -- Coming...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 616.044 COH

Cronin, Mary Eileen.

Summary: A woman born without legs describes her life growing up as one of eleven children in a large Catholic family, wearing prosthetics, going to school, facing bullies, and searching for love and happiness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRONIN, MARY EILEEN CRO

Quave, Cassandra Leah

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "A leading medical ethnobotanist tells us the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants in this uplifting and adventure-filled memoir. Plants are the basis for an array of lifesaving and health-improving medicines we all now take for granted. Ever taken an aspirin? Thank a willow tree for that. What about life-saving medicines for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2021

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Larson, Kate Clifford

Summary: The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROSEMARY LAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KENNEDY LAR

Morgan, Jason

Summary: A Dog Called Hope is the incredible story of a remarkable service dog who brought a devastated warrior back from the brink. It is the story of one funny, lovable dog’s power to heal a family and teach a wounded man how to be a true father. It is the story of an amazing dog with boundless loyalty who built bridges between his wheelchair-bound battle buddy and the rest of able-bodied humankind....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORGAN, JASON MOR

Bissinger, H. G.

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Summary: The author recounts a father-son road trip during which he gained insight into the worldviews, challenges, and talents of his socially challenged savant son, Zach.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BISSINGER, H.G BIS

Larson, Kate Clifford.

Summary: They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference. Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled-a secret fiercely...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2016

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Greenfeld, Karl Taro

Summary: A brother of an autistic child profiled in the trilogy that began with A Boy Called Noah describes the challenges he faced growing up in his brother's shadow, in an account that interweaves the social history of autism and its related research with the author's sideline experiences in childhood and adulthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENFELD, KARL TAROGRE

Axelrod, Howard

Summary: "On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod left his dorm-room to play a pick-up game of basketball. In the skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and severed his optic nerve. Permanently blinded in his right eye, Axelrod returned a week later to the same dorm-room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AXELROD, HOWARD AXE

Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth.

Summary: Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff frequently visited Rosemary Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s sister. Why? Koehler-Pentacoff’s aunt, Sister Paulus Koehler, a Franciscan nun, was Rosemary’s devoted caregiver at St. Coletta in Jefferson, Wisconsin for fifteen years and her driver and travel companion for over thirty. The resulting book, which will be will be the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bancroft Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROSEMARY KOE

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