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Miracle boy grows up : how the disability rights revolution saved my sanity

Author: Ben Mattlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how the author, an NPR commentator and writer who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, was expected to die in childhood but who with the support of a growing disability rights movement became one of the first students in a wheelchair to attend Harvard.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Named Person: Ben Mattlin; Ben Mattlin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Mattlin
ISBN: 9781616087319 1616087315
OCLC Number: 759908794
Description: xii, 194 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Two Roads Diverged in Apartment 2-B --
Disability as a Social Condition --
Divorce, Bar Mitzvahs, and Preadolescence : Wasn't My Life Hard Enough? --
My Unfortunate, Life changing Incarceration --
The End of Childhood --
Maman Est Morte --
What I Gained and Lost in College --
If No One Notices a Disability, Does It Really Exist? --
Becoming more Disabled --
Nesting --
The Bubble Bursts --
The Ghanian Connection.
Responsibility: Ben Mattlin.

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An empowering memoir, in which the author describes living a normal life. Because he was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. Not  Read more...

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