KU Common Book 2022-23 - Disability Visibility: Getting Started

This guide contains resources related to the 2022 KU Common Book, Disability Visibility by Alice Wong.

The Editor

Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography


Editor's Bio: Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant based in San Francisco and the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project.

Attribution

Images, Description, and Editor's Bio are authorized for use by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0 License). The book cover image has been altered by adding a yellow background. Quotes from the publisher's description of the book are also included.

The Book

Photo of the book cover, with black text, multi-colored triangles, and off-white background. The cover is displayed over a yellow background.


Welcome to KU Common Book 2022-23 - Disability Visibility Edited by Alice Wong

Considered an "urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people..." Wong's anthology celebrates the dynamic intersections of 21st century life in disability culture. She brings together a rich collection of writings from authors that engage readers to evaluate their relationships and understandings of disability, life, and more.

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KU Common Book

The KU Common Book is a campus-wide initiative to engage students, faculty, and staff across the university.  A new book is selected each year that fosters critical thinking, and generates opportunities for shared experiences and conversation about topics and issues of significance in today’s world.  The program has three goals:

·         Build community among students, faculty, and staff

·         Encourage intellectual engagement through reading, discussion, curriculum, and events

·         Create a shared conversation about topics and issues of significance in today’s world


The program is coordinated by the KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Division of Academic Success.

Other Works by Alice Wong

Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life

Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults): 17 First-Person Stories for Today

Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People