Reviews and Blog Posts: disabilities

I funny

by James Patterson

DPL Rating:
4

Jamie is the new kid at school and he uses a wheelchair. He just wants to be treated like a normal student. He lives with the Smileys, Jamie's name for his aunt and uncle and cousins who will not laugh. Jamie's cousin Stevie, one of the Smileys, is...

Good kings bad kings : a novel

by Susan Nussbaum

DPL Rating:
5

This book was incredible. Taking the voices of several teenagers living in a juvenile nursing home and the stories of a few assistants working at the facility, Nussbaum weaves together a narrative that reads much like a documentary film. Each character tells their story in such an authentic voice, I...

Alchemy and Meggy Swann

by Karen Cushman

DPL Rating:
4

Alchemy and Meggy Swann is set in Elizabethan London, 1573, when many of the superstitions of the Medieval era were just starting to give way to the seeds of Empiricism; when the printing press was revolutionizing the ways people thought, read, and communicated; and when the theater was about to...

Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now) Photography Exhibit

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In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, the Denver Public Library is displaying an exhibit of inspirational photography from Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now), in Mexico called De la Discapacidad (the ABC of Disability). The exhibit will be on display in Schlessman Hall at Central Library through July.

The Biennal is a month-long cultural celebration of innovation, imagination and the artistic achievement of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of Denver. The exhibit also is a fitting way to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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