My Brief History
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Richard Dawkins
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age 21. Tracing his progress as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged h
Icy Sparks
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
An Oprah's Book Club selectionSet in Appalachia during the late 1950s, this acclaimed first novel chronicles a young girl's heartbreaking battle with Tourette's syndrome.Ten-year-old Icy Sparks already has one strike against her: She's an orphan. Life becomes even more difficult when Icy develops strange symptoms: violent tics, inexplicable convulsions, s
No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kyle Maynard
Format:   Print book

Description:
Traffic jams, bills, bad weather, and work are things we all complain about. But Kyle Maynard doesn't complain. Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, he excels: as a champion athlete, inspirational speaker, college student (who can use a cell phone, type fifty words a minute, and maintain an A average) , and male model. No Excuses is his inspiration
An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Paul Daugherty
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
A father's exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but a
Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Temple Grandin
Format:   Book

Description:
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a r
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John Elder Robison
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” No guidance came from his mother,
The Boy Who Could See Demons: A Novel
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Bestselling author Carolyn Jess-Cooke has written a brilliant novel of suspense that delves into the recesses of the human mind and soul—perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Lisa Unger. The Boy Who Could See Demons follows a child psychologist who comes up against a career-defining case—one that threatens to unravel her own painful past and jeopardizes the l
The Story of Beautiful Girl
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Simon
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
It is Lynnie a young white woman with a developmental disability and Homan an African American deaf man are locked away in an institution the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded and have been left to languish forgotten Deeply in love they escape and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha a retired schoolteacher and widow But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has jus
House Rules: A Novel
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jodi Picoult
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Jacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark beha
If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Zach Anner
Format:   Print book

Description:

"Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame -- reminding us that disability is no match for dreams." -- People (Book of the Week)

"Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly different: he's also a great f**king writer." -- Lena Dunham