The Enrichment Center Book Club

The Enrichment Center Book Club is a public book club.

"Join us as we explore the world through a new lens. Authors and books are chosen based on their connection to the differently-abled community."

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Upcoming Selections:

1st quarter: "Disability Visibility" First Person Stories From TheTwenty-First CenturyEdited by Alice Wong
2nd quarter: "Laughing at My Nightmare" by Shane Burcaw
3rd quarter: "The Pretty One" by Keah Brown
4th quarter: "Marcelo in the Real World" by Francisco X. Stork

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
ISBN: 9781984899422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

“Disability rights activist Alice Wong brings tough conversations to the forefront of society with this anthology. It sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences. It's an eye-opening collection that readers will revisit time and time again.” —Chicago Tribune

Laughing at My Nightmare By Shane Burcaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250080103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2016

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life.

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me By Keah Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982100544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 6th, 2019

From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.

Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn’t always been the case.

Marcelo in the Real World By Francisco X. Stork Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545056908
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 7-10 days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2011

The paperback edition of one of the most acclaimed novels of the year -- a love story & legal drama that received five starred reviews and multiple honors.

The term "cognitive disorder" implies there is something wrong with the way I think or the way I perceive reality. I perceive reality just fine.