Stories about Strength and Disability: How We Get Along

  • Nicole Markotić
Keywords: disability


Review of:

Di Fiore, Mariangela. Elephant Man, illustrated by Hilde Hodnefjeld, translated by Rosie Hedger, Annick, 2015.

Groth, Darren. Are You Seeing Me? Orca, 2015.

Nicholson, Lorna Schultz. Born With: Erika & Gianni. Clockwise, 2016.

Nicholson, Lorna Schultz. Fragile Bones: Harrison & Anna. Clockwise, 2015.

Segré, Chiara Valentina. Lola and I, illustrated by Paolo Domeniconi, translated by Chiara Valentina Segré, Fitzhenry, 2015.

Shaw, Liane. Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Second Story, 2016.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2017.0030

Author Biography

Nicole Markotić

Nicole Markotić specializes in creative writing, disability studies, Canadian literature, and children’s literature. In 2002, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Kiel in Germany. She is the award-winning author of seven books of poetry and fiction—Connect the DotsMinotaurs & Other AlphabetsYellow PagesScrapbook of My Years as a ZealotBent at the SpineWhelmed, and the YA novel Rough Patch—as well as a critical book, Disability in Film and Literature (2016). She has edited a collection of poetry by Dennis Cooley, By Word of Mouth,and co-edited a collection of essays on film and disability, The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film. She currently teaches in the English Department at the University of Windsor, in Ontario.

How to Cite
Markotić, N. (2017). Stories about Strength and Disability: How We Get Along. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 9(2). Retrieved from
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