Books to Help Celebrate Disability Pride All Year Long

Most people don’t know, but the month of July marks the celebration of Disability Pride Month. Most organizations picked this month for the American Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, a law that promises that people with disabilities not be discriminated against in any setting.

Although it is not nationally recognized, it is essential to celebrate and embrace the fact that people with disabilities can do anything. They are not defined by their disability but have embraced it, and hearing those types of stories encourages readers of all abilities. The way to promote disability justice and prevent ableism is to exemplify these voices, and the perfect way to do that is through reading!

Although July is ending, this is something we should be doing every day. So here are some great reading recommendations that will help you display your disability pride all year long:

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Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers brings us new books! This month sees exciting new releases from romantic love to enticing thrillers to a graphic novel about great female writers. You will not only be entertained during this usually rainy month but these titles will give you the inspiration to go out in the warmer weather and get a jumpstart on your spring reading. Get a pen and paper ready and make sure to add these titles to you ever growing TBR pile:

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: Janaury Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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Best Graphic Novels of the Year…So Far

I have given you the best books of 2020, now it’s time for the best Graphic Novels! And I have enlisted fellow librarians (and fellow graphic novel/manga enthusiasts) Whitney Davidson-Rhodes and Joseph Pascullo to also give some of their picks for the best graphic novels of the year, so far:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 13

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320 pages

Published: January 19, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins

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Book Review: SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 304 pages

Published: March 12, 2019

Publisher: Viking Books

Genre: Young Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry, Biographies & Memoirs

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2018 Costa Book of the Year Is…

The 2018 Costa Book of the Year winner was announced today. And the winner is …

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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 396 pages

Published: November 13, 2018

Publisher: Crown Publishing

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography, Biography & Memoirs
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