UOD’s Disability Awareness Book Club
Join Understanding Our Differences for our Disability Awareness Book Club. It generally meets the first Monday of each month at Newton Free Library, 7:00 pm in Meeting Room A.
The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability; nonfiction about living with a disability, and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Program Director, Jenni Acosta via email. We welcome you to join these lively and thoughtful discussions. You may even come away with a new take on a book you’ve already read for another book club.
Upcoming Meeting Dates and Titles of Books:
Monday, May 6, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, Have Dog Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey, by Stephen Kuusisto
Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, Census, by Jesse Ball
Books are available through the library or you can support UOD by purchasing through Amazon Smile!
Past Titles (2018-2019 academic year)
Monday, October 1, 2018, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair, by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb
Monday, November 5, 2018, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, by Jonathan Evison
Monday, December 3, 2018, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, by Jonathan Mooney
Monday, January 7, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, The Hands of My Father, by Myron Uhlberg
Monday, February 4, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang
Monday, March 25, 2019, at 7pm in the Trustees Room
Nonfiction, Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life, by Harriet McBride Johnson
Monday, April 1, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, So Lucky: A Novel, by Nicola Griffith
Past Titles (March 2015-Spring 2018)