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A world without Martha : a memoir of sisters, disability, and difference /
Victoria Freeman.
imprint
Vancouver, British Columbia : Purich Books, [2019]
description
x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
0774880406, 9780774880404
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imprint
Vancouver, British Columbia : Purich Books, [2019]
isbn
0774880406
9780774880404
abstract
"Victoria Freeman was only four when her parents followed medical advice and sent her sister away to a distant, overcrowded institution. Martha was not yet two, but in 1960s Ontario there was little community acceptance or support for raising children with intellectual disabilities at home. In this frank and moving memoir, Victoria describes growing up in a world that excluded and dehumanized her sister, and how society's insistence that only a "normal" life was worth living affected her sister, her family, and herself, until changing attitudes to disability and difference offered both sisters new possibilities for healing and self-discovery."--
catalogue key
12613313
 
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