Here are my current favourite activism/advocacy/disability books I recommended.
I have been reading autobiographies and history/stories of adversity since my early twenties. Thank goodness for the public library! Many of them have influenced me and shaped me, and I can’t even remember all of the titles. I have read many books about a variety of communities and their uprising and advocacy toward equality, equity, accessibility and social justice.
I like to tab pages as I read, so in some of these books you can see how much of the content I wanted to be able to return to. Some of these books I read so long ago, it was during my highlighting phase, so the books that are missing tabs still have great content. They were just read in my pre-tab years.
Below are my fav. They are listed alphabetically according to the title and are not ranked in order for any other reason.
** If you have any book/youtube video recommendations, that you would love to recommend to me or would love for me to share, I’d love to hear from you.
Being Heuman: An Unrepentant Memoir of A Disability Rights Activist – By Judieth Heumann with Kristen Joiner
Disability Injustice: Confronting Criminalization in Canada – Edited by Kelly Fritsch, Jeffrey Monaghan, and Emily van der Meulen
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories From the Twenty-First Century – Edited by Alice Wong
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways – Susan Jeffers
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law – Haben Girma
Lead From the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change – By Stacey Abrams
Normal Sucks: How to Live, learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines – By Jonathan Mooney
Our Time is Now – By Stacey Abrams
Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making (Revised Edition)– By Deborah Stone
Reconceptualizing Disability in Education – By Luigi Iannacci
Ruth Badger Ginsburg: My Own Words – with Mary Hartnell and Wendy W. Williams
Stuttering: A Life Bound Up in Words – By Marty Jezer
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. – Edited by Clayborne Carson
The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community – By Harlan Lane
Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls – By Angela Sterritt
Voice Unearthed: Hope, Help and a Wake-Up-Call for Parents of Children Who Stutter – By Doreen Lenz Holte
White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – By Robin Diangelo
I’m Not Your Inspiration – Stella Young