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DISABILITY VISIBILITY First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

by | Read by Alejandra Ospina, Alice Wong [Intro.]

Contemporary Culture • 8 hrs. • Unabridged Selections • © 2020

Author Alice Wong tells listeners the personal stories of various disabled people, including herself, for the purpose of creating a stronger sense of community among them. In her introduction, which she delivers herself over sound effects of traffic, Wan recalls her own excitement about accessible public transit. She then turns her collection over to Alejandra Ospina, who narrates with energy. Ospina's voice is sometimes emotional, as when it takes on the sadness and passion of a eulogy. Among the stories, listeners will hear how cerebral palsy creates a dilemma for a Muslim at Ramadan and what prison life is like for a deaf inmate. Elsewhere, writers discuss abortion and the feelings that come with being classified as "partially sighted." The essays also deal with such topics as suicide, racism, and sexual assault. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593216460 $17.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593216477 $66.50

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