A friend asked yesterday if I knew any works of Mormon literature that dealt with disabilities, especially those that treat mental disabilities. I was only able to come up with one title off the top of my head, Margaret Blair Young’s stunning play Dear Stone, so I thought readers here might help put together a more extensive list.
A quick search of the MLCA database gave me a few additional titles, which I’ve listed below. Can any of the readers here fill out the list?
[Just to be clear, this list includes all kinds of disabilities, not just cognitive disabilities.]
- The Handicapped by Josephine Spencer. Young Woman’s Journal 23 (January 1914): 7-17
- Handicapped Boy by Margaret Johnson. The Relief Society Magazine 27 (1940): 250-252
- Charlie’s Monument: An Allegory of Love by Blaine M. Yorgason. Rexburg, ID: Ricks College Press, 1976 (64p.); and Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, 1977
- Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card. In The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 77 (October 1989): 73â€“91; and in Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card New York, NY: Tor Books, 1990 (675p.): 108â€“20
- The Warm Spirit by Blaine M. Yorgason, Brenton G. Yorgason. Salt Lake city, UT: Deseret Book Company, 1990 (20p.)
- Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 (448p.)
- Dear Stone by Margaret Blair Young. Produced May, 1997 by BYU’s Theater Department.
- Light of Bethlehem by Julie A. Warnick. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2000 (29 p.)
- Where the Heart Leads by Anita Stansfield. American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2001 (246 pp.)