Accidents of Nature
By (author) Harriet McBryde Johnson
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Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson
Book DescriptionSeventeen-year-old Jean has cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair, but she's always believed she's just the same as everyone else. She goes to normal school and has normal friends. She's never really known another disabled person before she arrives at Camp Courage. But there Jean meets Sara, who welcomes her to 'Crip Camp' and nicknames her Spazzo. Sara has radical theories about how people fit into society. She's full of rage and revolution against pitying insults and the lack of respect for people with disabilities. As Jean joins a community unlike any she has ever imagined, she comes to question her old beliefs and look at the world in a new light. The camp session is only ten days long, but that may be all it takes to change a life forever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842707418
(198mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harriet McBryde Johnson
Accidents of Nature, Hardback (May 2006)
Seventeen-year-old Jean has cerebral palsy, and has never really known another disabled person before she arrives at Camp Courage. As Jean joins a community unlike any she has ever imagined, she comes to question her old beliefs and look at the world in a new light.
Too Late to Die Young, Paperback / softback (September 2000)» View all books by Harriet McBryde Johnson
With a voice as disarmingly bold, funny, and unsentimental as its author, this is a thoroughly unconventional memoir that shatters the myth of the tragic disabled life.
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Author Biography - Harriet McBryde Johnson
Harriet McBryde Johnson went to schools for children with disabilities until age thirteen and to a cross-disability summer camp until age seventeen. She kept in contact with some of her friends from those times throughout her life. Having continued her education in regular schools, she became a lawyer in 1985. Ms. Johnson wrote for the New York Times Magazine and was a frequent contributor to the disability press. She was also the author of a memoir, Too Late to Die Young. Harriet died in June 2008.
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