Choose one of these biographies/memoirs/collections listed below. You will apply the concepts from this course in developing your paper. You will need to obtain your book on your own, through local bookstores or libraries, Amazon or other online sources.
As you read the book, consider: What are the key issues from our course which are illuminated in this book?
(social model of disability, why is UN CRPD significant?, difference between sheltered, supported, and customized employment model, new innovations for disable people, principles of self-determination connected to the social model of disability, hiring women with disabilities)
What is compelling, moving or challenging for you personally and why? Include some web research about the author. Why do you suppose this author framed the issues like this? What effect on the reader do they hope to achieve? Please be sure to apply course readings in your paper.
Paper length: 10 pages double spaced.
Summary of the key points of the book, personal reflection on what was compelling/challenging, additional insight from web research, clear demonstration of how key points from the course can be applied (or challenged) in this book- please use specific references.
Book Selections: (Choose 1)
A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan, Karen Nakamura, 2013
Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, Jonathon Mooney Henry Holt, 2007
From the Fair, The Autobiography of Sholom Aleichem, Curt Leviant, ed. Viking, 1985
Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard, Nora Ellen Groce, 1988
Frida, An Autobiography, Hayden Herrera, Harper 2002
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead Books 2003
Heroes and Saints and Other Plays, by Cherrie Moraga, 1994
Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, Lai, H. et al Univ. Washington, 1980
The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness, Joel Ben Izzy, Algonquin Books, 2005
My Body Politic, A Memoir, Simi Linton, 2007
Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism, Kamran Nazeer, 2006
*To get full points:
Summary and Key Issues: Book report incorporates a summary and several key issues from the course and demonstrates how these key issues can be applied to the book
Core Components: All book report components are completed and submitted on time (Summary of the key points of the book, personal reflection on what was compelling/challenging, additional insight from web research with specific references)
Reflection: Provides a reflection on what is compelling/moving/challenging and adds new insights to the subject provided/not provided in lectures, readings, or class discussions.
Quality of Writing: The writing is free of spelling and grammatical errors. All evidence is properly cited and referenced using APA format.
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