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NHU Book Club

New Book: Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

We would like to kick off our NHU Book Club with this new book out this year about the history of behind the scenes of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Enabling Acts:  The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest U.S. Minority Its Rights – by Lennard J. Davis (Author) July 14, 2015

 
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This book is available at your local library or at Beacon Press  – http://www.beacon.org/Enabling-Acts-P1208.aspx

What is exciting about this book is that the author Lennard J. Davis interviewed activists,  read memoirs,  legislative reports, White House testimonies, legal journals and newspaper reports to provide the reader with a very real sense including the passion and the emotion of the actual discussions, meetings,  from the first activist movements in Berkeley to the demonstration outside the Capitol and the exchange of lobbyists and politicians.

Davis is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Through his personal experience of growing up with parents who were both hearing impaired, he reminds us what it was like to live in America with a disability, the pervasive discrimination against people with disabilities before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Let us know what you think of this book!  We hope we are learning about books that will  bring awareness of disability experience, advocacy, and inspire you.

Join our book club!   Read about other disability experiences to realize you are not alone.  Find new solutions for yourself.  Share your opinion with  others.  Share a book with others.

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