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Book Selections and Health Resources: Disability Health

Americans With Disabilities Act

One in 4 U.S. adults - 61 million Americans - has a disability that impacts major life activities. Some people are born with one, some people acquire one as a result of an illness or injury, and some people develop one or more as they age. The NNLM Reading Club celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law on July 26, 1990, which prohibits discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. How can we help your library celebrate, too?

Selected Books In Support of Disability Health

Start the conversation in support of the health and wellness of people with disabilities. Choose one of the three NNLM Reading club books, download the discussion guide, and share health information and programming... or apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit!

Cover images of books selected for Disability Health
Switched On by John Elder Robison
Every Note Played: A Novel by Lisa Genova
Tough As They Come by Travis Miles