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KPR Presents Book Club: Disability Visibility


Our next KPR Presents Book Club selection is Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, a galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people. Disability Visibility is edited by Alice Wong and is this year's University of Kansas Common Book. Join us on February 12 at 6 p.m. during KPR Presents for an engaging discussion about the book with host Kaye McIntyre, as well as conversations with members of our community as they share their experience living with disability.

For access to an audio version of the book provided by Audio-Reader, visit the link here.

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Alice is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people. From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love. Book synopsis courtesy of Penguin Random House.

We hope you can join us in February for the next installment of the KPR Presents Book Club. Happy reading!