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Graphic with a background of overlapping triangles in bright colors with text: Coming June 30, 2020, Pre-order now! In the middle is an image of a book titled ‘Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century Edited by Alice Wong’ the book cover has overlapping triangles in a variety of bright colors with black text overlaying them and an off-white background. Book design by Nick Alguire.
Graphic with a background of overlapping triangles in bright colors with text: Coming June 30, 2020, Pre-order now! In the middle is an image of a book titled ‘Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century Edited by Alice Wong’ the book cover has overlapping triangles in a variety of bright colors with black text overlaying them and an off-white background. Book cover by Madeline Partner.

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Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century

Edited by Alice Wong

Vintage Books / June 30, 2020

Pre-order paperback, e-book, audiobook (multiple retailers). Available on Bookshare later this summer.
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ISBN 9781984899422 (paperback) 9781984899439 (ebook)
Media Kit for Alice Wong

Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of personal essays by contemporary disabled writers.

From original pieces by up-and-coming authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma, to blog posts, manifestos, eulogies, testimonies to Congress, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse of the vast richness and complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own assumptions and understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and past with hope and love.

The cover of the book 'Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century Edited by Alice Wong.” The cover is made up of overlapping triangles in a variety of bright colors with black text overlaying them and an off-white background.
The cover of the book ‘Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century Edited by Alice Wong.’ The cover is made up of overlapping triangles in a variety of bright colors with black text overlaying them and an off-white background. Book cover by Madeline Partner.

Online Book Events

July 25, 2020, 4-5:15 pm Pacific

Co-organized by the Disability visibility Project and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability. Register: https://tinyurl.com/DVBookLaunch

Text reads: Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Online Book Launch. July 25th, 2020. 4-5:15 pm PT. Join us for this webinar featuring a discussion and readings by the editor Alice Wong and contributors to the book from the Bay Area. 10 lucky participants will receive a free copy! Register: https://tinyurl.com/DVBookLaunch. Webinar co-organized by the Disability visibility Project and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability. The image is of the book cover has multicolored triangles with the book title over it. Edited by Alice Wong.
Text reads: Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Online Book Launch. July 25th, 2020. 4-5:15 pm PT. Join us for this webinar featuring a discussion and readings by the editor Alice Wong and contributors to the book from the Bay Area. 10 lucky participants will receive a free copy! Register: https://tinyurl.com/DVBookLaunch. Webinar co-organized by the Disability visibility Project and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability. The image is of the book cover has multicolored triangles with the book title over it. Edited by Alice Wong.

Reviews and Media

“June 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us,” Karla Strand, June 3, 2020, Ms. Magazine.

“New Works by Writers with Disabilities Hit Publisher Lists,” Alex Green, April 3, 2020, Publisher’s Weekly.

Praise

Alice Wong should be in charge of editing all books. Even better, Alice Wong should be in charge of everything! To Alice, words like ‘diversity’ and ‘intersectionality’ aren’t just buzzwords. They are marching orders. In this book, she has collected a staggering array of stories from writers who experience disability in vastly different ways. This isn’t meant to be THE DEFINITIVE BOOK on disability. It is a doorway, and Alice is inviting us all to go through the doorway and continue our learning process. She even ends the collection with a bibliography that extends far beyond your standard reading list. Whether you currently consider yourself part of the disability community or not, you’re gonna want to take in the wisdom woven throughout this book. Now more than ever, our society desperately needs to listen to and take action on the changes disabled artists and activists have been demanding for so long. I am lucky she is my friend.

—W. Kamau Bell, host of United Shades of America

Contributors

Zipporah Arielle

Patty Berne

Keah Brown

Diana Cejas

Rebecca Cokley

Sky Cubacub

Jen Deerinwater

Wanda Díaz-Merced

June Eric-Udorie

Harriet Tubman Collective

Karolyn Gehrig

Haben Girma

Eugene Grant

Ariel Henley

Jamison Hill

Sandy Ho

Shoshana Kessock

Talila A. Lewis

Harriet McBryde Johnson

Reyma McCoy McDeid

Lateef McLeod

Stacey Milbern

Liz Moore

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Mari Ramsawakh

A.H. Reaume

Keshia Scott

Ellen Samuels

Alice Sheppard

Elsa Sjunneson

Jessica Slice

s.e. smith

Ricardo T. Thornton, Sr.

Jillian Weise

Britney Wilson

Jeremy Woody

Maysoon Zayid

 


Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People (October 2018).

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