Disability

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Contemporary, Disability, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner eBook DownloadWhen Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing J
A Quiet Kind of Thunder eBook Download

A Quiet Kind of Thunder eBook Download

Contemporary, Disability, Fiction, Health, Romance, Young Adult
A Quiet Kind of Thunder eBook DownloadSteffi doesn't talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can't hear, but he can listen. Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's the rumbling roll of thunder.Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things comes a love story about the times when a whisp
Sick by Porochista Khakpour

Sick by Porochista Khakpour

Autobiography, Biography, Disability, Memoir, Nonfiction
Sick by Porochista Khakpour eBook DownloadIn the tradition of Brain on Fire and Darkness Visible, an honest, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery that details author Porochista Khakpour's struggles with late-stage Lyme disease.For as long as writer Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. All of her trips to the ER and her daily anguish, pain, and lethargy only ever resulted in one question: How could any one person be this sick? Several drug addictions, three major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease.Sick is Khakpour's arduous, emotional journey—as a woman, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of un