Disabling Characters: Representations of Disability in Young Adult Literature

Disabling Characters: Representations of Disability in Young Adult Literature

by Patricia A. Dunn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433126239
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Series: Disability Studies in Education Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patricia A. Dunn received her doctorate from the University at Albany. She is an associate professor in Stony Brook University’s English Teacher Education Program. She is the author of Learning Re-Abled: The Learning Disability Controversy and Composition Studies, as well as a number of articles on disability. In 2013, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Table of Contents

Contents: Agency, Rebellion, and Challenging the Status Quo: Accidents of Nature and The Acorn People – Respect, Etiquette, and the Drama of Rude Behavior – Awakening Stories: The Scarlet Ibis and The Cay – Carving Out an Identity: Peeling the Onion, Stoner and Spaz, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – «Normal» Talents, Rudolph Stories, and «Supercrips».

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