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Read & Download Good Kings Bad Kings Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated funny yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities This unfamiliar isolated lIttle or no control over their fate Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spiri. Writing this review wasn't easy for me because reading this book felt very personal In my life prior to my current career I've worked in a lot of nursing homes and one center for independent living I worked with adults for a long time before finally finding school psychology My life experience had a great impact on how I reacted to this book Let's start with the characters With the exception of one non perspective character I have worked with every single one of these characters While to others the characters may seem hamfisted to others I can say from experience that they all rang very true to me The stories told by the teenagers and young adults were not stories I'd heard until I worked at the CIL center The characters really make this book because they tie together the narrative They're all well written and fully developed complex and human The character who most impressed me was Michelle and not because I think she's an admirable character I think it's because she is the average reader of this book She's an important perspective because the whole idea that institutionalization is for the good of the disabled is seen by many and acceptable ableism It's not that Michelle has this blinding revelation that changes her perspective but it's that small realization that something isn't right with the system I think one of the reasons Michelle made me so angry is that a part of me knows I thought like that at one point The beauty of this book is it's ability to evoke strong emotions without being overly sentimental or unrealistic The characters are people telling their story it's clearly their narratives without moralizing What also made this book harder to review was that this was a book that evoked a lot of feelings from me And feelings are hard to review This book spoke to me and it's a conversation that needs to happen

Good Kings Bad KingsIttle or no control over their fate Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spiri. Writing this review wasn't easy for me because reading this book felt very personal In my life prior to my current career I've worked in a lot of nursing homes and one center for independent living I worked with adults for a long time before finally finding school psychology My life experience had a great impact on how I reacted to this book Let's start with the characters With the exception of one non perspective character I have worked with every single one of these characters While to others the characters may seem hamfisted to others I can say from experience that they all rang very true to me The stories told by the teenagers and young adults were not stories I'd heard until I worked at the CIL center The characters really make this book because they tie together the narrative They're all well written and fully developed complex and human The character who most impressed me was Michelle and not because I think she's an admirable character I think it's because she is the average reader of this book She's an important perspective because the whole idea that institutionalization is for the good of the disabled is seen by many and acceptable ableism It's not that Michelle has this blinding revelation that changes her perspective but it's that small realization that something isn't right with the system I think one of the reasons Michelle made me so angry is that a part of me knows I thought like that at one point The beauty of this book is it's ability to evoke strong emotions without being overly sentimental or unrealistic The characters are people telling their story it's clearly their narratives without moralizing What also made this book harder to review was that this was a book that evoked a lot of feelings from me And feelings are hard to review This book spoke to me and it's a conversation that needs to happen

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Good Kings Bad Kings ë Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers alienated funny yearning for autonomy except that they live in an institution for juveniles. A group of mentally and physically challenged young people take center stage in this novel It is set in a nursing home on the South Side of Chicago and is told in alternating chapters between seven characters the patients and those who work for the company that administers the facility The author herself is wheelchair bound after a serious accident so she knows what she writes This book has an agenda but it is so skillfully rendered that one is entertained or indignant but not annoyedOne of the employees receives three hundred for every bed she fills in the facility and she spends her nights scoping out shelters to see if she can find any clientele These are kids some severely disabled many mentally challenged and some that have been abused and yet they think about the same things we do They want meaningful relationships people to tell them the truth power wheelchairs so that they can move when they want instead of when someone else wants They want all the freedom they can have within their disability Some of it is downright funny but I felt somewhat irreverent laughing but I think that was the point These kids are sad they are funny they are many things As Yessinia says If this is an award of the state you can have your awardA well done book that everyone should read characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Susan Nussbaum

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Susan Nussbaum ↠ 4 Download With disabilities This unfamiliar isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside friendships are forged trust is built love affairs are kindled and rules are broken But those who call it home have l. I have very mixed feelings about this book which is narrated by a cast of characters involved in a public home for teenagers with disabilities in Illinois On one hand I feel very positively about it in the sense that Nussbaum herself a disability activist does a great job humanizing the lives and the plights of these often forgotten and dehumanized individuals She does an excellent job creating a variety of believable voices However and contrary to the views of an interviewer of Nussbaum I read just today I found the book extremely didactic It seemed that many characters were there to serve the purpose of yelling at the reader Look at how horrible this is Mia epitomizes victimhood; Joanne is the crusader who is going to expose the horrendously malfunctioning system; Michelle is the almost willfully ignorant woman who thinks she is doing good but is really undermining all of the children Indeed the system IS horrible and I actually think this book can do a lot for opening peoples' eyes to this fact; I just wish it hadn't felt uite so obvious in doing so