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NO PITY: How the Disability Rights Movement is Changing America

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A timely but diffuse chronicle of the ways that both society and self-perceptions have changed for America's largest minority- -the 35-to- 43 million people with disabilities. Shapiro (a writer for U.S. News & World Report) begins his story at Berkeley in the 1960's with activist Ed Roberts, a polio survivor, and the Physically Disabled Students' Program, whose self-help approach launched the ... Read full review

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Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Interesting look at where we were, where we are and where we're going. Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Luisa - Goodreads

Lots of great information. At times, it read more like a bunch of shorter articles placed near each other, rather than a cohesive whole, but this book is a great look at the movement to ensure equal ... Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

As others have noted, it would be great to see an updated version of this book. Nonetheless, I think this book is fantastic. It's the story of the Disability Civil Rights movement. There's so much I ... Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I had to read this for my disability advocacy college course and let me just say that no one should be reading or buying this book anymore. It is in extreme need of an updating. There are a lot of ... Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Alisa - Goodreads

This book felt like a good beginner primer on disability rights. It covered the bases on people with disabilities demanding respect, and went through a history of various disability rights ... Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Casandra - Goodreads

Its a realistic book. If you want to really understand how people with disabilities are treated in this society from yesterday till today, read this book. It gives you a historical, social and political background of the disability rights movement. Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

For a book that was required for a class - it was really good! I learned a lot about disabilities and the government issues. It was very interesting and the knowledge I now have from the book will ... Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - Ginger - Goodreads

An incredible book. I found myself a bit uncomfortable at the politics in the beginning, often unspoken, but at the end I think Shapiro does justice to the conflict between conservative and liberal forces in such a movement. The end is perfect. The analysis is spot on, the history fascinating. Read full review

Review: No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

User Review  - patrycja polczyk - Goodreads

This book is really good stuff for anyone interested in rights of people with disabilities. There are many informations and stories about how those civil rights were fought for in USA. I'd say it's a ... Read full review

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