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Saturday, August 2 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Disabilities in YA

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Come discuss how and if disabilities are represented in YA literature. With a focus on The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Harry Potter, take an indepth look and theorize on how a disabled person would be required to adapt in these other universes. What would happen to a disabled citizen of Panem? Would this effect the reaping? What if a muggle born who was disabled was invited to Hogwarts, would they be required to be cured before admittance? Does being able to choose a faction help the disabled assimilate?

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Abby Ritter

Specialized Recreation Aide, The Arc of Oneida-Lewis
Abby is many things: a music therapist, former figure skater, disability and LGBTQ+ activist, and, above all, a professional fangirl. She has been attending Mischief Management conventions since 2012, and has been shouting/crying her face off during panels since 2013. She was a LeakyStars finalist in at LeakyCon Portland. The proudest moment of her life was playing her arrangement of Accio Deathly Hallows for Hank Green with the LeakyCon Pep Band... Read More →


Saturday August 2, 2014 11:00am - 11:40am
W102 A