Friday, July 12, 2013

Ten top books about disability

Paul Wilson is the award-winning author of seven novels, including Mouse and the Cossacks. He works for part of the week as the Business Writer for Pluss, the UK`s largest Social Firm and a leading provider of disability employment services, for whom he writes a regular blog. In 2010 he was elected Vice Chairman of BASE, the British Association for Supported Employment.

One of Wilson's top ten books about disability, as told to the Guardian:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

In migrant farmworkers George and Lennie, Steinbeck creates a touching but ill-fated friendship between two very different men clinging to their piece of the American dream. Although Lennie serves largely as a metaphor for the death of innocence in a hardened, Depression-era America, he also sheds light on the way that learning disability can be exploited unless it is nurtured and feared because it is "different".
Read about another novel on the list.

Of Mice and Men is one of Sarah Salway's top ten books about unlikely friendships.

--Marshal Zeringue