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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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

Summary: What key issues and challenges affect the lives of people with severe disabilities today -- and what should tomorrow's professionals do to address them? Aligned with the core values and agenda of TASH, this visionary text prepares professionals to strengthen supports and services for people with disabilities across the lifespan. Readers will fully examine more than a dozen critical topics in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: More than 6 million children with disabilities in North America require assistive technology and related services each year in order to participate and succeed in school. This book, Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology, provides an essential guide for assessing a child's needs, choosing and implementing the right technologies and services, and training education professionals in how to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CAST Professional Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.9 BOW

Hayes, Amy

Summary: People with disabilities have faced great struggle and inequality. This volume explores the ways in which people with disabilities have fought for their right to equal access, equal opportunities, and equal treatment. Key figures and events are highlighted to give readers a well-rounded sense of the movement. Photographs and primary sources bring the movement to life. Readers are challenged to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 HAY

Bowling, Dusti

Summary: New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

Summary: Sonny and Pedro, two delightful animated characters, introduce you to a workout troupe that performs 9 different workout routines. Developed by disability fitness experts, each routine takes you through a warm up, a work out, and a cool down.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Iris Media 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.704 WOR

Summary: An anthology of stories in various genres, each featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators. The collection includes stories of interstellar war, a journey to Persia, a dating debacle. The teenaged characters reflect diverse colors, genders, and orientations-- without obscuring the realities of their disabilities. -- adapted from jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC UNB

Rocklin, Joanne

Summary: "This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD ROC

Thompson, Laurie Ann

Summary: Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB YEBOAH THO

Cervantes, Jennifer

Summary: To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Hyperion 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION CER

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Cervantes 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CER

Patterson, James

Summary: Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day--a comedy...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC PAT

Okimoto, Jean Davies.

Summary: With the help of a hearing-impaired man, a little dog finally manages to graduate from a training school for hearing dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1995

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OKI

Black, Chuck.

Summary: Validus, the only angel standing in the way of the demonic Fallen, has risen to a position of power and respect but is pushed beyond his abilities when he is assigned to protect one unbelieving man, Drew Carter, racing against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity's survival.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Books 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BLA

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Roxy for a school project and learns about her family life as someone with special needs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Seeger, Pete

Summary: Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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Summary: Documentary film sharing the efforts of two American organizations providing medical aid after the catastrophic 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Project Medishare, which set up clinics for victims, and the Knights of Columbus, which provided prosthetic limbs for the many young people who suffered amputations. The film also follows a small group of earthquake victims who form Team Zaryen, an amputee...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2014

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

Cushman, Karen.

Summary: In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CUS

McGovern, Cammie

Summary: When Emily sees her developmentally disabled classmate Belinda being attacked, she does nothing at all. Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. But can they do anything that will actually help the one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MCG

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MCG

Mitchell, Saundra.

Summary: In 1917, Kate Witherspoon, who has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents, goes to Los Angeles where she meets crippled midwestern farm boy Julian Birch, another runaway, and together they realize they have the ability to triumph over death and time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MIT

Summary: This program challenges the preconception that being physically disabled necessarily means a lack of desire for physical intimacy. Through candid interviews with people who have substantial physical disabilities-cases involving paraplegia, quadriplegia, kyphoscoliosis, neuromuscular disorders, and other conditions-the video expresses their needs as human beings, examines constraints placed upon...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Berk, Josh.

Summary: When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred. A. Knopf 2010

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Summary: When his brother disappears, mentally disabled Langston Bellows is left without a protector in Brooklyn's housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother, Langston must take his future into his own hands.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY KNU

Green, Tim

Summary: After a near-fatal car accident, twelve-year-old Ryder's mother needs an operation they cannot afford and while a new friend tries to raise funds, Ryder travels with a grouchy, disabled neighbor, from Yankee Stadium to Turner Field seeking the major league baseball player who might be Ryder's father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GRE

Lord, Cynthia.

Summary: Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Lor

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Lor

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Lord