Good Reads

As I push to complete my personal goal of finishing writing a book about my life by the end of the year, I’m motivated by others who have already completed the task.

A book has a way of doing many things like transporting you to a different place and era in time, making you feel many emotions, and putting you in another person’s shoes.

Although I enjoy reading many books, I often gravitate to authors with disabilities, who’ve written books. Often, I can relate to my fellow author’s stories that are like mine.

There are many things that I like about working for Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley. One is that we’re a part of all Easterseals around the U.S. By us being part of this group much information is shared within the network.

Easterseals of Canada recently released a list of ten awesome books for adults about disabilities, accessibility and inclusion written by some amazing authors.

After reviewing the list, I wanted to share a few of my favorites.

As many of you know, I’m a very humorist person. Yes, I have a disability, but overall, my life is ok, and I find humor is good for my soul. With this being said, I’m a big fan of Zach Anner’s book If At Birth You Don’t Succeed: My adventure with disaster and destiny.  This would be my first pick on the list.

In my 51 years on this earth, I’ve noticed that no one likes a, Debbie Downer. Guess that’s Zach’s philosophy too because after reading the preview of his book, I learned it’s about how he handles trials and tribulations that come along with having a disability to make his life good and filled full of laughter.

Another book I liked on the list was, Haben: The Deaf blind woman who conquered Harvard Law from author, Haben Girma.

To be honest, the fact that Haben, a woman with a disability who was of a diverse culture, made her very relatable to my situation. The subject of intersectionality can often explain one’s challenges that others don’t see or choose to turn a blind eye to.

The final book I’d like to read on this list is Laughing at my nightmare by Shawn Burcaw. In the preview it says, Shawn is a twenty-one-year-old male with muscular dystrophy atrophy. I want to read this book because Shawn’s going to keep real with talking about topics from dating to first encounter awkward moments. He’s going to do all of this with a sense of humor, which is my kind of book.

10 Awesome Books for Adults about Disabilities and Accessibility – Easter Seals Canada

As you can see, I have a list of books from this list that are going to keep me busy for a while. Let me encourage you; if you’re looking for a good read or looking for resources to broaden your disability awareness you need to check out this list.

I also want to encourage you to stay tune for my book. It will be done soon, and I’d love your support to make it a best seller!

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