Monday, 12 October 2015

Recommended Books about Disabilities and Abnormalities

There are so many books out there that it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some books that consistently get good reviews. The Book Depository has free shipping to Korea. What the Book in Itaewon can get most books for you. Amazon might be a good option if you have someone coming to visit or can buy the Kindle version of the book. The descriptions are based off of Amazon's descriptions.

Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey
Written by Mitchell Zuckoff

This book discusses one family's journey through genetic counseling, medical jargon, and disability rights. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.

Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery
Written by Rachel Adams

Rachel had a perfect life: a wonderful husband, and a two-year-old, a Manhattan apartment, and a tenured job at Columbia University. Everything changed after the birth of her second child. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, she knew that her life would never been the same. She talks about the first three years of his life and how she has changed because of her experiences. She also discusses social prejudice, disability policy, genetics, prenatal testing, and inclusive education. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.

Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability
Edited by Donald J. Meyer

A collection of essays written from the father's perspective. They discuss how the birth and life of their child has changed their lives. It shows how disabilities affect families. The stories are written from the heart and discuss both the positive and negative issues. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.

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