Disability and Community book group

At the Amberley Collaborative, we want to continually strengthen the understanding that informs our actions. Our book group meets monthly to discuss books about disability and community. We welcome recommendations of books to read together, particularly books by disabled authors.

During Covid our group grew beyond the Waco area after we started meeting online, so we’ll continue to meet online after the pandemic ends. If you’d like to join us, please let us know at the bottom of this page.

Books on deck:

May–August 2021: Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century, edited by Alice Wong; we are devoting four discussions to this amazing collection

Books we have read:

April 2021: Beyond: Limits, Longings, Love, Loss, by Laura C. Robb; with author guest

March 2021: Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage, by Sarah Griffith Lund; with author guest
February 2021: My Body Is a Book of Rules, by Elissa Washuta
January 2021: Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special-Ed, by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
November 2020: Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith, by Monica Coleman
October 2020: Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Human Rights Activist, by Judith Heumann, and the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
September 2020: Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey, by Rachel Simon
July 2020: Lindsay’s Gift: Faith Learning from a Girl with No Words, by James F. McIntire; with author guest
June 2020: Trapped: My Life with Cerebral Palsy, by Fran Macilvey
Spring 2020: Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, by Haben Girma
Winter 2020: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, by Priya Parker
Fall 2019: Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church, by Bethany McKinney Fox
Summer 2019: Community and Growth, by Jean Vanier

Please join us! Use the form below to sign up for the book group or to suggest books. We are particularly interested in books by disabled authors.