Monthly Archives: January 2014

Books about disabled characters with nondisabled perspectives

I was about to blog about the unshoveled sidewalks in Pittsburgh when I received an email from a friend, a woman, also disabled, who has as much difficulty walking the unkempt byways as I do. She is one of four … Continue reading

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Best Y.A. Love Stories in honor of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to offer up some of my picks for best love stories in YA fiction. I also have one nonfiction title, a biography of Charles and Emma Darwin: The Sky is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson … Continue reading

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Books with disabled characters

I am reading a book of short stories called, Owning It: Stories about Teens with Disabilities edited by Gallo. It’s a nice book, displaying the wares of such super Gods as Chris Crutcher, Deadline and Chinese Handcuffs and Ron Choertge … Continue reading

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Recommending Writer Rebecca O’Connell

I wonder if Pittsburgh has yet discovered a gem of a writer, Rebecca O’Connell. A children’s librarian at the Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library, Rebecca is also an eclectic children’s author with at least 7 books published, and … Continue reading

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Recommended book for our time concerning disability

Me Before You I recently read Jo Jo Moyes’ book, Me Before You, a contemporary novel from the pov of a 27-year-old, working class British woman who takes a job assisting a wealthy 35-year-old British man, paralyzed in an accident. … Continue reading

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