D Center

Lending Library

The D Center has a collection of books relating to disability studies and activism that are available for check out at any time!

Check out all of the books that we have here: Library Catalog

Interested in checking one out? Come to the D Center in Mary Gates Hall room #024 and let one of the coordinators know.

We would love to expand our collection, if you have any suggestions email us at dcenter@uw.edu

Current Spotlight:

Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black, and Michael Northen.

“Beauty is a Verb is a first of its kind: a high-quality anthology of poetry by American poets with physical disabilities. Poems and essays alike consider how poetry, coupled with the experience of disability, speaks to the poetics of each poet included.. The book crosses poetry movements–from narrative to language poetry–and speaks to and about a number of disabilities including cerebral palsy, deafness, blindness, multiple sclerosis and aphasia due to stroke, among others.”

Purchase from publisher, Cinco Puntos Press

Past Spotlights:

 

 

The Disabled God – Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability by Nancy L. Eiesland.

The author draws on themes from the disability rights movement to identify people with disabilities as members of a socially marginalized minority group rather than as individuals who need to adjust. This book also highlights the hidden history of people with disabilities in church and greater society.

 

D Center Logo above text "Book Spotlight" and summary of book. Neurotribes book cover image on the rightNeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman (Foreword by Oliver Sacks, Avery Publishing).

Neurotribes is an intricate historical analysis and call to action centered around neurodiversity. This book critically traces personal, cultural and academic histories of Autism and other neurological differences or “disorders,” as well as their physiological roots. In addition to dispelling many myths and fallacies around disability and autism, Neurotribes provides insight into how each of us can help to create a more accessible and inclusive society.

We have a copy available for use at the D Center!

Here’s an NPR interview with the author, if you’re interested in hearing an in-depth conversation about these topics

 

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Care Work – Dreaming Disability Justice by writer and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Care Work explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.

 


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