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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

This book is about Judith Heumann
In "Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist," Judy Heumann, one of the most pivotal figures in disability rights, shares her riveting journey to reshape a society that often overlooks the disabled. Paralyzed from polio as a toddler, Judy faced relentless adversity, from being labeled a "fire hazard" by a school to being denied a teaching license due to her paralysis. Her relentless pursuit of justice led her to spearhead the historic Section 504 Sit-In in San Francisco, a crucial victory that catalyzed the Americans with Disabilities Act. Published on February 23, 2021, and hailed as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Nonfiction, this memoir not only recounts Judy's personal battles and victories but also serves as a compelling call to action, challenging readers to envision and forge a world where inclusivity is the norm. Ideal for adult education settings, "Being Heumann" is an essential narrative that captures the essence of educational and health equity through the lens of a tireless advocate.
Published by Beacon Press on February 23, 2021
232 pages
ISBN: 9780807002803
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