Books on Disability Activism

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This week Alice and Kim talk about books on disability activism to recognize the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Plus, new nonfiction about divorce colonies, fangirls, and more.

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Nonfiction in the News

‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Series Adaptation Casts Kathryn Hahn [Collider]

Olympian Nathan Chen To Publish Memoir in Fall [Kirkus]

New Nonfiction

The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier by April White

Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by Kaitlyn Tiffany

We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power by Caleb Gayle

Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic by Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin

City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town by Susan Hartman

Disability Activism

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma

The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt and Belle Wuthrich

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally by Emily Ladau

A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen

Reading Now

Flying Solo: A Novel by Linda Holmes

Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness by Elizabeth D. Samet