Join an ¡Adelante! Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of A Disability History of the United States
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month as we talk with Kim E. Nielsen, Ph.D., about her book A Disability History of the United States, a “lively historical record that fills a gap in the literature.”
The first book to cover the topic in such breadth and detail, A Disability History of the United States reviews several centuries of American history with the experiences of people with disabilities at the core. Using primary sources and social histories, Nielsen portrays familiar stories like slavery and immigration in a new light, highlighting the role ableism played in the growth and flourishing of democracy. In so doing, she skillfully illustrates how conceptions of disability have had a deep effect on how we understand the American experience.
Have a question for the author? Make sure you submit it along with your registration form so that we can cover it in the session or follow up with you directly.
About AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club
Female authors are much less likely than male authors to have their books reviewed in major publications like the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and powerful writing by women from all backgrounds. We also connect our members to some of the authors we feature through web discussions. Stay in the know about upcoming ¡Adelante! author discussions or create your own ¡Adelante! book club.
AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club offers you a socially meaningful way to start a dialogue on women, diversity, and change.
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