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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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

Leavitt, Hannalora

Summary: "People with disabilities (PWDs) have the same aspirations for their lives as you do for yours. The difference is that PWDs don't have the same access to education, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare in order to achieve their goals. In The Disability Experience you'll meet people with different kinds of disabilities, and you'll begin to understand the ways PWDs have been...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 362.4 LEA

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...

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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...

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2017

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

Keppeler, Jill

Summary: "All people are different! Maybe you or someone else in your family has a difference that means you or they need a little extra help or a little more time to do things, and that's OK. This thoughtful book will explore families with members who have special needs or challenges. It will encourage young readers to consider both similarities and differences, as well as how they can help or support...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.4 KEP

Summary: Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars, and activists, it's a scorching critique of some of Hollywood's most beloved characters. This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people, and of disabled people toward themselves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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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Nielsen, Kim E.

Summary: Covers the entirety of U.S. disability history, from pre-1492 to the present. Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. It places the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative. In many ways, it's a familiar telling. In other ways, however, it is a radical...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2012

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

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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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

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

Sjunneson, Elsa

Summary: "A deafblind writer and professor explores how the misrepresentation of disability in books, movies, and TV harms both the disabled community and everyone else"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tiller Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 362.4 SJU

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

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

Bay Pimentel, Annette

Summary: "Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling-and overcoming-the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blockedfrom living the life she wanted. But after discovering the world of disability rights activism, she knew she had to use her voice to change...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Explore 2020

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2021

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

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

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

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 305.9 DIS

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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2015

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

Walz, Jason

Summary: Earth's last hope are also the last picked, in this thrilling conclusion of Jason Walz's dystopian graphic trilogy, Last Pick: Rise Up. Wyatt is now the reluctant leader of the "last picked"--the disabled, the elderly, and those deemed too young to be useful for hard labor by their alien captors. But how can he and his ragtag allies take down an entire alien federation? Meanwhile, Wyatt's twin...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 LAS

Bowers, Matt (Matthew David)

Summary: "A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic football, sitting volleyball, and goalball events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's team sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they may differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q & A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, further resources, and index"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amicus/Amicus Ink 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.04 BOW

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Hyperion 2018

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CER

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1 available in JT Fantasy, Call number: JT Fantasy Cervantes 2018

Emmich, Val

Summary: At school, Tegan Everly is known simply as the girl with the hand. She's usually only her outspoken self with her friend Neel, and right now they're not exactly talking. When Tegan is ambushed by her mom with a truth she can't face, she flees home in a snowstorm, finding refuge at a forgotten local attraction: the tiny Thomas Edison museum. In walks Mac Durant, a gifted athlete, is the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC EMM

Gehl, Laura

Summary: May is the founder and sole owner of Word Saver, Inc. She solves problems on her own. However, when a tornado threatens the town, May quickly realizes that teamwork may be the word of the day.--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GEH

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