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My Next Move Forward

Tasha Schuh

In My Next Move Forward, Tasha dispels the myths and stereotypes that individuals with physical disabilities must confront. After the accolades of college graduation and being crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA, Tasha realizes she has no time for dating. Tasha—now a writer, speaker, and found of a national support network called the PITCrew Movement—assesses her life to ask a question she had been avoiding for years: "Am I worthy of love?" With belief in herself, Tasha takes a leap of faith that leads her to meet her soulmate, Doug Michaels.

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A Wing and a Chair, Soloflight to Oz

Dave Sykes

After a catastrophic motorcycle accident in 1993, Dave Sykes was left a paraplegic and wheelchair using. 7 years later, he found himself missing the thrill of the road and looked to the sky.

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Always Climb Higher

Jeff Pagels

Story of the comeback from a devastating spinal cord injury in 1984 to Jeff Pagels and how he came back to be the fastest USA Nordic Disabled Skier in the world and then abandoned competition against others to just compete with himself by climbing mountains and other extreme outdoor pursuits.

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Born on the Fourth of July: 40th Anniversary Edition

Ron Kovic

"The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception."

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Chance for Rain: A Novel

Tricia Downing

Elite athlete Rainey Abbott is an intense competitor on the outside, but inside, she feels a daunting apprehension about her chances of finding true love. Her life as a downhill skier and race car driver keeps her on the edge, but her love life is stuck in neutral. A tragedy from her past has left her feeling insecure and unlovable.

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Criptiques

Caitlin Wood

Criptiques is a groundbreaking collection of essays by disabled authors examining the often overlooked, provocative sides of disability. Exploring themes of gender, sexuality, disability/crip culture, identity, ableism and much more, this important anthology provides much needed space for thought-provoking discourse from a highly diverse group of writers.

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Dance Anyway

Briana Walker

On a bright California Sunday afternoon Briana Walker was driving on the 55 Freeway when she fainted at the wheel of her black Honda Accord, hitting the cement median at seventy-five miles per hour. A young, aspiring dancer, just 23 years old at the time of her accident, Briana was determined to create an amazing life in spite of her new circumstances.

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Do Not Disturb Any Further

John Callahan

The first collection of cartoons from the "knife-eyed maniac". Irreverent, original, and always hilarious, Callahan's cartoons are sure to delight and offend. His cartoons have been published in Omni, Harper's, National Lampoon, and other publications.

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Freaks of Nature

John Callahan

Callahan's appeal is broad and national, and his following keeps growing. Now, in this latest collection of twisted and refreshingly politically incorrect catoons, Callahan is at his most uproarious. Just think of what he'll do with O.J., lawyers, cat lovers, and others in Freaks of Nature.

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Full Circle: One Life, Many Lessons

John MacLean

Inspirational biography of a man who overcomes a tragic accident that leaves him a paraplegic to come Full Circle to win the silver medal in the international paralympics rowing event. It is an awe inspiring story you will not want to miss.

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A Life Not with Standing

Chava Willig Levy

A Life Not with Standing chronicles the adventures—by turns exhilarating, agonizing and amorous—of an iron lung alumna. It shatters stereotypes about people with disabilities, enabling others to view disability with pride, not prejudice. It celebrates family, faith, music, perseverance, idealism and indignation

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ADA Adventure

JR Harding

In this autobiography installment, Dr. JR Harding, a two-time quadriplegic, shares and explores his unique journey with tenacity and persistence through his many life experiences. You will cry, laugh, and be mesmerized as he opens up the doors and gives us an intimate and revealing look into his life. Whether you are a person with a disability, parent, caregiver or someone looking for inspiration in your life, reading this book will expand your knowledge, empower your future and help you make a difference in the world.

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Beyond Dancing: A Veteran's Struggle--A Woman's Triumph

Anita Ornoff (2021-2007)

Anita Bloom Ornoff’s story of her rehabilitation and her flourishing relationship with John Muller affirms that her independence was made possible by the empowerment of love. By accepting tender guidance, but not dependence, she fulfilled her dream of personal freedom, reminding us that the worthiest battles are seldom fought alone.

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Build YOUR Space: How to create an accessible home for you, your family and your future

Julie Sawchuk

Everyone involved in planning, design, construction, maintenance and owning/operating a building with a bathroom needs this book. Although it was written with public and commercial washroom designs in mind, the information also applies to residential spaces. No matter what kind of bathroom you are building, it’s always easier to move a line on paper — before it is a permanent wall.

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Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity

Simi Linton

A comprehensive assessment of the field of Disability Studies that presents beyond the medical to dig into the meaning from public transportation and education to adequate access to buildings, the social impact of disability has been felt everywhere since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.

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Cripzen: A Manual for Survival

Lorenzo W. Milam (1933-2020)

"Over half of the disabled commit suicide in the first few years of their new lives," says the author. "I wrote CripZen to show my brothers and sisters how to survive and in the process find love for others (and themselves.)" Milam has been described as "a survivor's survivor." He has been disabled for over forty years. With rich humor and a sageness born of so many years in what he calls "the wilderness of the body," he shows his fellow disabled how to deal with their new world of rehabilitation specialists, SSI, wheelchairs, doctors and a new body.

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Date Me

Kristin Beale

Date Me is a collection of comics that tells stories of dating in a wheelchair, social situations sculpted by people’s response to a wheelchair, and the struggle of trying to fit in from a different perspective.

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Eleven Seconds

Travis Roy - (1975-2020)

In this heartfelt testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit, Travis Roy, who suffered a devastating injury eleven seconds into his first college hockey game, reveals how he has managed to cope after the accident and, with the help of family and friends, overcome tremendous barriers to begin a new life.

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Freedom Chair

Glenneisha Darkins

Join Glenneisha as she walks you through a journey that changed her life forever. Was it for the good? Or does life gets worst? Prepare yourself for the good, bad, and ugly through a compilation of diary entries that guided Glenneisha through it all that might even help you!

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God Knew I Loved Pizza

Julie Bryant

Sometimes it truly is a matter of life and death  but it can also be a choice. What would make you choose life instead of death? The simplest answer might surprise you. Twenty-four years ago, author Julie Windle Bryant had to make that choice.

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A Million Suns

Kristin Beale

Within A Million Suns, Kristin Beale learns how to move from the darkness of her disability, into the sunlight of her new circumstance.

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Above the Clouds

Dorine Bourneton

World's first female disabled aerobatic pilot

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Blindsided by Grace: Entering the World of Disability

Bob Molsberry

An active pastor, husband, father, and triathlete, Bob Molsberry was nearly killed in 1997 in a hit and run accident on a rural highway. After a long period of recovery and rehabilitation, he is a paraplegic who has remained active in family, ministry, and athletics.

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Build YOUR Space: How to create an accessible home for you, your family and your future

Julie Sawchuk

Are you looking for ways to create an accessible space to live in? Perhaps you plan to build or renovate, or you need some tips and ideas to help you stay in the home you love? Accessibility is so much more than just grab bars in bathrooms! Whether you are creating a space that works for you, your client or your loved one, Build YOUR Space helps you make decisions that will allow for reduced physical energy needs, improved safety during everyday activities, increased independence and the preservation of dignity.

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Climbing Back

Mark Wellman

Climbing Back is the story of Mark's struggle to survive a disabling accident, to become a park ranger and an accomplished wheelchair athlete, and ultimately to climb the sheer granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome.

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Cycle of Hope: A Journey from Paralysis to Possibility

Tricia Downing

At thirty-one, Tricia Downing was in the best shape of her life. In the summer of 2000, Tricia, an avid cyclist, drove across the country for what amounted to eighteen races in twenty-three days. She returned from her adventure to a fresh start: a new job awaited her, and determined to make the next summer the year she would make her mark on the world of cycling, she began a rigorous training strategy.

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Disability & the Art of Kissing

Gary Karp

Life On Wheels is a comprehensive guidebook for people with mobility disabilities. It's written in an affirming tone that helps people pursue their true, full potential.

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Flatout

Danny Furlong

Imagine yourself as a very physical guy, an ex-commando and skydiver, who has a stroke for no known reason and loses nearly everything but the functions of your mind and – thankfully – your sexuality. You awaken from a coma to a grueling, yet often funny, rehabilitation. You can’t speak; you can only move your eyes. You’ve never been an angel. You lose your marriage totally and are separated from your children. Finally, new love, and you become a parent, once more.

http://www.dannyfurlong.com/

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From My Chair: The Journey to recovery from traumatic injury

Humberto Gurmilán

“From My Chair” is the chronicle of events that followed a traumatic surfing accident that left Beto Gurmilán paralyzed at the young age of 15. His dreams and hopes of a “normal” life were shattered but his will remained intact.

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Greater Things

Kristin Beale

Kristin was thrown into a disability at the age of 14, and every day since then has been a struggle to overcome it. She has fought through the unavoidable physical stresses of her condition for over a decade and, even more, the heavy psychological burdens that follow closely behind. Greater Things is a raw perspective on everything from how people react differently to her situation, to learning how to navigate in and through an inaccessible world, to just trying to make the best of a crummy situation.

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