Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Readers)

Edited by Alice Wong

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific novel. It is geared toward young teens ages 13-14 and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, literary devices & analysis 
  • Beyond the Passage and Inside Scoop boxes
  • Weekly Reading Guide
  • Boomerang Planner and Skills Tracker
  • 9 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party Ideas 
  • 55 pages
  • Publication Date: November 2023

How does the Boomerang fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

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About the book

The seventeen eye-opening essays in Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults), all written by disabled people, offer keen insight into the complex and rich disability experience, examining life's ableism and inequality, its challenges and losses, and celebrating its wisdom, passion, and joy.
The accounts in this collection ask readers to think about disabled people not as individuals who need to be “fixed,” but as members of a community with its own history, culture, and movements. They offer diverse perspectives that speak to past, present, and future generations. It is essential reading for all.

A note about content 

As Alice Wong makes plain in the introduction to Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults), “Whether you are disabled or not, some of the ideas and words may be new or uncomfortable for you, and that is the point!” We encourage you, the parent, to preread the anthology to decide how this book might fit into your family’s vision and values and to be prepared to explore its ideas with your teen.

This collection was selected and edited from the essays found in the original book, Disability Visibility—which offers more essays and covers more mature content. Older teens may enjoy comparing and contrasting the editorial changes made to the selections in this young readers edition. (See “Adapted for Young Readers” in Week Four for more on this topic.)

Purchase the Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults) book here.

This Boomerang is a part of the 2023-2024 Year-Long Boomerang. Purchase here

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