Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Author: Judith Heumann
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Book Title
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
Author
Judith Heumann
ISBN
9780807019290
One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human. A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn't built for all of us and of one woman's activism--from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington--Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann's lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society. Paralyzed from polio at eighteen months, Judy's struggle for equality began early in life. From fighting to attend grade school after being described as a "fire hazard" to later winning a lawsuit against the New York City school system for denying her a teacher's license because of her paralysis, Judy's actions set a precedent that fundamentally improved rights for disabled people. As a young woman, Judy rolled her wheelchair through the doors of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in San Francisco as a leader of the Section 504 Sit-In, the longest takeover of a governmental building in US history. Working with a community of over 150 disabled activists and allies, Judy successfully pressured the Carter administration to implement protections for disabled peoples' rights, sparking a national movement and leading to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candid, intimate, and irreverent, Judy Heumann's memoir about resistance to exclusion invites readers to imagine and make real a world in which we all belong.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Judith Heumann, Kristen JoinerPublisher: Beacon PressPublished: 02/25/2020ISBN: 9780807019290Pages: 240Weight: 0.95lbsSize: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.00dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2019Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 94Booklist 02/01/2020 pg. 5Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020Shelf Awareness 02/28/2020
One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn't built for all of us and of one woman's activism--from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington--Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann's lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.

Paralyzed from polio at eighteen months, Judy's struggle for equality began early in life. From fighting to attend grade school after being described as a "fire hazard" to later winning a lawsuit against the New York City school system for denying her a teacher's license because of her paralysis, Judy's actions set a precedent that fundamentally improved rights for disabled people.

As a young woman, Judy rolled her wheelchair through the doors of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in San Francisco as a leader of the Section 504 Sit-In, the longest takeover of a governmental building in US history. Working with a community of over 150 disabled activists and allies, Judy successfully pressured the Carter administration to implement protections for disabled peoples' rights, sparking a national movement and leading to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Candid, intimate, and irreverent, Judy Heumann's memoir about resistance to exclusion invites readers to imagine and make real a world in which we all belong.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 02/25/2020
ISBN: 9780807019290
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2019
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 94
Booklist 02/01/2020 pg. 5
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020
Shelf Awareness 02/28/2020
One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn't built for all of us and of one woman's activism--from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington--Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann's lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.

Paralyzed from polio at eighteen months, Judy's struggle for equality began early in life. From fighting to attend grade school after being described as a "fire hazard" to later winning a lawsuit against the New York City school system for denying her a teacher's license because of her paralysis, Judy's actions set a precedent that fundamentally improved rights for disabled people.

As a young woman, Judy rolled her wheelchair through the doors of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in San Francisco as a leader of the Section 504 Sit-In, the longest takeover of a governmental building in US history. Working with a community of over 150 disabled activists and allies, Judy successfully pressured the Carter administration to implement protections for disabled peoples' rights, sparking a national movement and leading to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Candid, intimate, and irreverent, Judy Heumann's memoir about resistance to exclusion invites readers to imagine and make real a world in which we all belong.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 02/25/2020
ISBN: 9780807019290
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2019
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 94
Booklist 02/01/2020 pg. 5
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020
Shelf Awareness 02/28/2020