Today I added a review of the best book I've read since finishing "One Step at a Time" a few days ago: The Good Guys of Baseball: Seventeen True Sports Stories by Terry Egan, Stan Friedmann, and Mike Levine. Outdated (as any book published in the 1990's and focusing on current sports must be by now), but still in print and still inspiring. I'd love to read a book similar in content, but published in the past year or two, and focusing on "good guys in sports" who are playing currently.
The content on this website mostly comes from my perspective as a youth services librarian with disabilities. The further I travel along life's road, the more entwined these two parts of my identity become. Librarian: I have an MLS from Rutgers University and have working in public libraries for nearly 20 years. The focus on my career has always been youth services. Disabled: I've been disabled more than twice as long as I've been a librarian. My experience started at birth when I was immediately diagnosed with cleft palate. Also present was a non-verbal learning disability (NLD) for short. This was not formally diagnosed until I was 19, leading to years of frustration. My Tourette Syndrome was not present at birth, but surely started young as I don't ever remember living without it. The Tourette was also not diagnosed until adulthood, further compounding my frustration. Coincidentally, I was also diagnosed with IBD (more commonly known as Chron's\Ulcerative Colitis) at the age of 19. That was another easy diagnosis--as with cleft palate, they look and they see it.