My Baby Rides the Shortbus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

My Baby Rides the Shortbus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

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By (author) Yantra Bertelli, By (author) Jennifer Silverman, By (author) Sarah Talbot

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  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 25mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland
  • ISBN 10: 1604861096
  • ISBN 13: 9781604861099
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 505,660

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The stories in this collection provide parents of special needs kids with a dose of both laughter and reality. Featuring works by so-called alternative parents who have attempted to move away from mainstream thought, this anthology carefully considers the implications of raising children with disabilities. From professional writers to novice storytellers, including original essays by Robert Rummel-Hudson, Ayun Halliday, and Kerry Cohen, this assortment of authentic, shared experiences from parents in the know is a partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule, and objectify disabled children and their parents.

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Yantra Bertelli was one of the founding publishers of "RAG Magazine," a moderator for Hipmama.com, and has essays published in "Breeder" and "Essential Hipmama." She lives in Seattle. Jennifer Silverman was an activist with m*a*m*a, a collective of radical mothers, has been published in "Hip Mama" and "Off Our Backs," and has written for a variety of parenting publications. She lives in New York City. Sarah Talbot is an assistant principal at a comprehensive high school in Washington. Her writing has appeared in "Best Books for High School Students" and "Breeder: Stories for the New Generation of Mothers." She lives in Seattle.