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Accidents of Nature By Harriet McBryde Johnson

Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson

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Summary

Seventeen-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. But there Jean meets Sara, who welcomes her to 'Crip Camp' and nicknames her Spazzo.

Accidents of Nature Summary

Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson

Seventeen-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.

Accidents of Nature Reviews

"an edgy and compelling narrative that will prompt readers to re-evaluate their own attitudes and assumptions." -- Kate Agnew * Guardian *
"It blew my mind! It's an extraordinary book - honest and tough, heartbreaking and cruel and it made me re-think so much." -- Wendy Cooling
"Whatever your situation, this subversive and mind-shattering novel will change your views forever. Endless food for thought. Every young person should read it." * Northern Echo *
"This book is smart and honest, funny and eye-opening. A must-read." -- Starred Review * School Library Journal *
"Wry, at times searing ... Readers will find this journey with Jean a rare privelege, as she rethinks her place in the world." -- Starred Review * Publishers Weekly *

About 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.

Additional information

GOR002142430
Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Andersen Press Ltd
2008-01-05
240
1842707418
9781842707418
N/A
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