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Articles and Essays About Dwarfism

Rethinking Repair -  Includes Monica Rentfrow's MFA thesis of poems, October 29, 2018.  Complete collection of poetry being published in June 2020 and can be preordered HERE.

"The Wizard of Oz," the Last Munchkin, and the Little People Left Behind - By Matt Weinstock, The New Yorker, July 11, 2018.  An article looking back at the career and impact of Jerry Maren.

The Elite Dwarfs of Ancient Egypt: God's Dancers

A Most Congenial Activist - By Dan Kennedy, Northeastern University Magazine. A profile of Ruth Ricker, former president of the Little People of America

Up with People: Dwarves Meet Identity Politics By David Berreby, The New Republic

Local man helps form a group for Little People
Article on Carson Hayes, a young adult, who helped form the Sunflower Chapter.

Young doesn't shy away from major challenges
Great update about John Young, an LP who participates in triathlons.

Occupations and Professions Survey 
by Fred Short(updated 2008)

Small Wonders
by Meg Dedman

LPA Celebrates It's 50th Anniversary
by Meg Dedman.  Article on the first 50 years of LPA - 1957-2007. 

A Child of Difference
By Lisa Abelow Hedley, the New York Times Magazine.

Aiming High
By Melissa Hendricks, photos by Mike Ciesielski, Johns Hopkins Magazine, April 1999. A profile of Dr. Michael Ain, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who is an achondroplastic dwarf.

A Dream Lives in a Grand Design
By Timothy Egan, photos by Susan E. Seubert, the New York Times, September 30, 1999. A feature on Matt Roloff's Western-theme, dwarf-proportion fantasy park near Portland, Oregon.

An Unexpected Connection
By Dan Kennedy, the UU World, March/April 2002. Henry Nasiff Jr. - a.k.a. "Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf" -- led a sad life and died an even sadder death. But there was more to him than his antics on The Howard Stern Show.

"Comedian" Crosses the Line
By Bill Bradford, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 3, 2003. Little People of America activist Bradford blasts tasteless Jimmy Kimmel shtick.

Lee Kitchens Dies at 73
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, May 16, 2003. Mr. Kitchens was a pioneering engineer for Texas Instruments, a former mayor of Ransom Canyon, Texas, and a founding father of Little People of America.

Let's Be Wary of the Genetics Revolution
By Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, July 7, 2003. Kristof discusses the new eugenics with his cousin Tom Shakespeare, a British scientist who is an achondroplastic dwarf. (Reprinted in the Age, an Australian newspaper.)

A Tribute to Al Stickney
Compiled by, 2003. Mr. Stickney died in July 2003 at the age of 73.

Peter Dinklage Lives Large
Associated Press, October 2, 2003. A profile of actor Peter Dinklage, the lead character in The Station Agent.

Little Chance
By Dan Kennedy, Boston Phoenix, October 17, 2003. The Station Agent and its star, Peter Dinklage, cast dwarfism in a new, well-rounded light.

Dwarves Look to End Discrimination
By Ben Davies, BBC News, November 12, 2003. Brits with dwarfism fight against prejudice.

Welcome to Lee Breuer's Dollhouse
By Charles McNulty, Village Voice, November 12, 2003. Lee Breuer goes little - and literal - with his production of Ibsen's classic.

Dwarf-Date Show Sparks Controversy
Reuters News Service, January 30, 2004. Some criticize, but the show has support from little-people group.

Dwarfs Wear Black
By Cara Egan, The Guardian, London, March 25, 2004. At just over 4 feet, Peter Dinklage has been called the Sexiest Man Alive. Being of a similar height, I love him for it.

Contestant Knows No Limits in "Amazing Race" Run
By Ann Oldenburg, USA Today, July 27, 2004. At 4 feet tall, Charla Faddoul, 28, seemed an unlikely candidate for CBS's "The Amazing Race 5." Also, see follow-up published on August 19, 2004.

Professor Fighting Discrimination Step-by-Step
By Jake Ellison, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 24, 2004. A profile of Paul Steven Miller, a pioneering disability-rights lawyer with dwarfism.

"Oz" Coroner from Wisconsin Going Strong at 89
By Elizabeth LeSure, Associated Press, May 9, 2005. A feature on Meinhardt Raabe, the "oldest living Munchkin" from The Wizard of Oz.

Little Swimmer "All Heart" in Pool
By Francine King, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, July 29, 2005. Seven-year-old is an impressive competitor despite having a form of dwarfism.

Starting Points.  There are many local resources for people with disabilities and their families that LPA members may find helpful to contact when needing assistance to access healthcare, education, employment, and assistive technology.  Download this helpful document.

Third-grader is Riding High  Article on Jacob Klein, a third-grader, who attended the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Hospital Takes Big Step Forward  Article on Akron Children's Hospital Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic featuring Annie Yahner.

Grand Blanc Toddler Owen Wright Defies Lethal Skeletal Dysplasia Diagnosis  2008 Article on the Wright family of Michigan and prenatal misdiagnosis of their son Owen, who has achondroplasia.