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Rolling warrior : the incredible, sometimes awkward, true story of a rebel girl on wheels who helped spark a revolution  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Rolling warrior : the incredible, sometimes awkward, true story of a rebel girl on wheels who helped spark a revolution / Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner.

Heumann, Judith E., (author.). Joiner, Kristen, (author.). Heumann, Judith E. Adaptation of (work): Being Heumann. (Added Author).



"One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her story of fighting to belong in school and society -a powerful role model for young adults with a passion for activism"-- Provided by publisher.
"Heumann was only five years old when she was first denied her right to attend school. Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents in New York City, she had a drive for equality that was instilled early in life. In this young readers' edition of her memoir, Being Heumann, Judy shares her journey of fighting for equal access in an unequal world--from fighting to attend grade school after being described as a "fire hazard" because of her wheelchair to suing the New York City school system for denying her a teacher's license because of her disability. Judy then led 150 disabled people in the longest sit-in protest in US history at the San Francisco Federal Building. Judy's bravery, persistence, and signature rebellious streak will speak to every person fighting to belong and fighting for social justice"--back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9780807095188
  • ISBN: 0807095184
  • Physical Description: xviii, 257 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Young reader's edition of: Being Heumann : an unrepentant memoir of a disability rights activist / Judith E. Heumann, with Kristen Joiner. Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2020].
Formatted Contents Note:
Yelling at blank walls -- Time for rest hour, kids -- Sorry, if you could just hide behind everyone else that would be great -- If you're not busy, can you help me into bed? -- You want me to what? -- The last drop -- Are you Judy Heumann? -- The fight -- Am I reading correctly -- Three years later -- Weird sleepover -- And suddenly, we're visible -- Dinner tonight courtesy of the Black Panthers -- The government threatens us with bombs -- We threaten the government with more sleepovers -- House party at Califano's -- There are no accessible bathrooms in the White House -- Please don't ignore us or we will come to your Sunday school -- Power to the people -- Four years later -- Thirty-six million of us -- Epilogue: And next.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 and up Beacon Press.
Grades 4-6 Beacon Press.
Subject: Heumann, Judith E. > Juvenile literature.
Human rights workers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Teachers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Heumann, Judith E.
Human rights workers > United States > Biography.
Teachers > United States > Biography.
People with disabilities > United States > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Human rights workers.
People with disabilities.
United States.
Genre: Large type books.
Young adult nonfiction.
Juvenile works.

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