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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

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 DIS

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

Bowling, Dusti

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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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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

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

Thompson, Laurie Ann

2 holds on 1 copy

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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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

1 hold on 4 copies

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION CER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CER

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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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

Guerrero, Tanya

Summary: Moving to the Philippines with his zoologist mother, twelve-year-old Pablo struggles with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SEE

Leduc, Amanda

Summary: Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Coach House Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398 LED

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