Disabled people are frequently robbed of their autonomy. Sometimes, voices of disabled people cannot be heard over nondisabled people attempting to speak for them. An example of this is how organizations like Autism Speaks have used days like Autism Awareness Day to share negative stereotypes about autism instead of uplifting autistic voices.
To counter this problem, Holley Intern Theodore Szpakowski has created a display of books by disabled authors. Some of them are directly about disability topics while others are not. The display will be available in one of the Main Level Alcoves starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Selections from that display are linked below. Click on a book to be taken to its catalog entry, from where you can learn more and request it. Books are classed under the disabilities of the author, not the disabilities of characters for fiction or the disabilities addressed in nonfiction works.
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