Thursday, April 14, 2016
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
The author never passes judgment on the Kennedy’s for their actions or questions their motivations, but provides facts and background and leaves any judgment call to the reader’s personal interpretation. Thankfully, despite attempts to silence her voice or diminish her value, Rosemary made a difference. For she’s undoubtedly the catalyst that pushed her siblings to act on behalf of millions of disabled Americans like her; including Ted passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Eunice founding the Special Olympics.
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter is a hopeful book, in so much as it shows how far we've come as individuals and as a nation in our attitudes towards and treatment of the disabled. A moving and poignant book that will stay with you well after you read its last page.