December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), an opportunity to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of people with disabilities around the world. IDPD has been celebrated each year since its proclamation in 1992 by the United Nations.
In observance of IDPD, the Binghamton University Libraries’ Disability and Access Working Group is partnering with Services for Students with Disabilities to present a pop-up book display as part of SSD’s week-long events for Reframing Disability Week. The display, called “ Barrier Breakers: Celebrating Voices of the Disability Community,” will highlight memoirs, novels and poetry from the Libraries’ collections that focus on telling the stories of people with disabilities.
“Barrier Breakers” can be found in front of the main staircase at Bartle Library until December 8. Books can be checked out at the self-checkout or the Reader Services Desk.
A list of physical resources included in the pop-up display, as well as digital resources found via our online catalog, FindIt!, is below:
- The cancer journals by Audre Lorde
- Rolling warrior : the incredible, sometimes awkward, true story of a rebel girl on wheels who helped spark a revolution by Judith E. Heumann
- Disability visibility : first-person stories from the Twenty-first century by Alice Wong
- A disability history of the United States by Kim E. Nielson
- Sitting pretty : the view from my ordinary resilient disabled body by Rebekah Taussig
- Disfigured: On fairy tales, disability, and making space by Amanda Leduc
- Extraordinary bodies figuring physical disability in American culture and literature by Rosemarie Garland Thomson
- Pain woman takes your keys and other essays from a nervous system by Sonya Huber
- True biz : a novel by Sara Nović
- The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
- Ab(solutely) normal : short stories that smash mental health stereotype by Nora Carpenter
- Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
- Unwell women : misdiagnosis and myth in a man-made world by Elinor Cleghorn
- And they lived . . . by Steven Salvatore
- Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
- Get a life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
- All the light we cannot see : A novel by Anthony Doerr
- A darker shade of magic by V.E. Schwab
- You’re welcome, universe by Whitney Gardner