(Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum


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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Susan Nussbaum Susan Nussbaum ´ 4 Read & Download Free read Good Kings Bad Kings It must feel heady to receive an award for your first novel almost a year before it's published Susan Nussbaum received the PENBellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction in June of 2012 The prize promotes “fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships

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    (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum Free read Good Kings Bad Kings Book club read #4 Feb 2017not only shines a light on a segment of society often ignored in art as well as life b

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    Free read Good Kings Bad Kings (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Susan Nussbaum 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

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    (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum Susan Nussbaum ´ 4 Read & Download 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

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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Susan Nussbaum (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum Susan Nussbaum ´ 4 Read & Download 25 starsWell this is awkward How can you give a less than stellar rating to a book that deals with youth nursing homes and disabilities? It's just that this novel was so cookie cutter and predictable All the bad

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    (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum 4255starsAmazing book with amazing disability rep for my disability in literature course for grad school

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    (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum I have been anxiously waiting for 8 months to read this book In June I watched Barbara Kingsolver give Susan Nussbaum the Bellwethe

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    (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Susan Nussbaum Free read Good Kings Bad Kings 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 a

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    review õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Susan Nussbaum (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum Susan Nussbaum ´ 4 Read & Download 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

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    (Good Kings Bad Kings) [E–book] à Susan Nussbaum Proponents of privatizing public services argue that by managing operations like a private business these services can be provided much efficiently So what is the natural outcome when residentialcustodial care is outsourced to a corporation whose board demands a healthy profit and profits are driven by keeping as many beds filled for as little cost as possible? The goal is certainly not to try to support fami

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Good Kings Bad Kings Read & Download Ø 104 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. It must feel heady to receive an award for your first novel almost a year before it s published Susan Nussbaum received the PENBellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction in June of 2012 The prize promotes fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships Good Kings Bad Kings is a perfect fit for the awardIn the voices of residents and employees Nussbaum presents life in a state run nursing home for juveniles with disabilities A novel about institutionalized kids may sound like it s going to be terribly depressing but it s not I m always reading several books at one time and this was always the one I wanted to come back to when I had a few minutes to read The abuse and death and mismanagement is balanced by the sass and spirit and hope and indignation of the kids and their caregivers This is a strongly character based novel employing the alternating voices of seven people Three are disabled youngsters three are employees of the nursing home and one is a recruiter trying to keep the place full Seven characters I can hear you whining already How will I ever keep them all straight And well you might ask It is difficult at first and it s one of the minor weaknesses of the novel It does take some time to sort them out and remember what they ve told you each time you encounter another of their chapters If it s a big concern for you make a few notes as you begin reading It won t be long though before their lives and personalities become so real and distinct that your confusion will vanishSusan Nussbaum was hit by a car in the 1970s and went from being able bodied to wheelchair dependent Her ability to see handicaps from both sides brings realism and urgency to the novel From Yessie and Teddy and Mia and their friends we learn that disabled kids are neither angelic nor pathetic They re just like other kids in so many ways potty mouthed mischievous defiant scared and often very funny They want fun they want respect they want sex they want long term connections with people who love them and they want as much independence as possible

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Good Kings Bad Kings Read & Download Ø 104 Ittle 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 Read & Download Ø 104 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

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Good Kings Bad Kings
  • Susan Nussbaum
  • English
  • 22 April 2018
  • 9781616203252