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Good Kings Bad KingsWith 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

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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 Book club read #4 Feb 2017not only shines a light on a segment of society often ignored in art as well as life but also a really great read The Washington PostMore than shines a light this book exposes what's wrong and what is right with the whole system specifically nursing homes for disabled children Kids are abused neglected some die even one is too many and others grow up within the system hoping some day their lives might go back to normal on the outside just wanting what every other kid wants To have fun be loved get a job feel valued get married and move into an apartmentBecause this home has the misfortune of also being located in Illinois where I live where no matter who they elect to be governor they can't seem to pass a state budget or pay the bills this place is probably disadvantaged than others I can only imagineSusan Nussbaum's debut is an amazing success She manages to tell a sad story with a sense of humor and compassion Loved it

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Good Kings Bad Kings reader ✓ 320 pages Download è Susan Nussbaum È ➷ Good Kings Bad Kings Free ➭ Author Susan Nussbaum – Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated funny yearIttle 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 This is a very realistic view of private residences for disabled youth They are created to serve children with physical and or psychological and mental challenges and uickly become cash cows for unscrupulous investors and greedy lazy doctors I saw this first hand almost 40 years ago when I worked in a similar institution which employed milieu therapy which means no therapySusan Nussbaum the author has the advantage of being born able and later on being hit by a bus She is able to breathe life into the character of Joanne who also was hit by a bus Ms Nussbaum used her experiences working with others who belong to the special club crips to people Good King Bad King The young people become awards of the state because their parents physically financially and emotionally are unable to care for them These teens are fierce and frail having survived the School of Hard Knocks Their academic deficits are rarely addressed in their especially bad education The State is deaf and blind to the needs of a community which no one wants to seeThat being said many of these down and out children are resilient For every scheming predator there is an underpaid overworked houseparent teacher Legal Aid lawyer to offer support and guidanceParts but not all of this very realistic novel are grim It is truly the story of man against himself kids fighting their own bodies and man against society kids fighting to be seen heard and respected Nussbaum is inspired by her characters and hopes to give hope to those who fight