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Being Heumann : : an Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Heumann co-founded the World Institute on Disability with Ed Roberts and Joan Leon in 1983, serving as co-director until 1993. Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the US Department of Education. served as the World Bank Group's first Advisor on Disability and Development. Director of the Department of Disability Services for the District of Columbia. Special Advisor on Disability Rights for the US State Department.

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Important History to learn submitted by flemingj on June 26, 2021, 9:10am You will learn a lot about the disablility rights movement from this book. It is written in a way the many younger folks can enjoy as well. Ms. Heumann is a true hero.

Amazing submitted by manz on December 15, 2021, 9:47am Judy was a pioneer in the disability rights movement, and it was great to read her story and hear of ALL of her accomplishments in an accessible, easy to read book. Her actions and tenacity are very inspiring. I listened to the audio book as read by Ali Stroker-- and it was very well done!

Well-Written, Engaging, and Thought-Provoking submitted by molubird on June 15, 2022, 11:15am Being Heumann was an excellent read. The book chronicles Judy's life as a young child facing accessibility issues and outright discrimination. From this early past, Judy's life and close ties to the disability rights movement are explored. It's written in such an engaging way that sometimes I felt as if I was reading fiction (usually, nonfiction is a touch more difficult for me to pay attention to).
As an autistic person, I deeply appreciated learning about the history behind some of the disability rights movement, and really respected Judy's insistence on accessibility for all disabled people.
I would HIGHLY recommend this book.

Wow, wow, wow submitted by bcartm01 on June 17, 2022, 11:13pm Thought this book, I just kept wondering to myself how I had never heard of or learned about Judith Heumann before. She is truly a hero in the disabled community, and our world community in general. She is an incredible person. I’m so glad that I read this book and also recommend watching her interview on the AADL website.

Fantastic account of the disability rights movement submitted by pk on July 5, 2022, 2:22pm Definitely worth your time to learn about Judy Heumann and all she did to further/start disability rights in our country! This is easy to read and conveys the excitement, tension, and heartbreak of fighting to get disability rights even on the radar of lawmakers. Definitely a page turner in parts. Check this out!

Why don't we all learn about folks like her through pop culture? submitted by lisa on July 9, 2022, 12:23pm What a rockin' person. Glad to see here, as I go to write a review, that there's an interview with her on the AADL site.

Interesting life/activist primer submitted by lballard on July 19, 2022, 7:41pm She has an amazing life story. She seemed to get the opportunities she needed to learn how to create change, so she could help create equal rights.

Important read submitted by majean on July 22, 2022, 4:03pm There is a lot of important info here that more people should be aware of.

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PUBLISHED
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 218 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780807019290
9780807002803

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Beacon Press.

SUBJECTS
Heumann, Judith E.
Human rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
People with disabilities -- United States -- Biography.
Teachers -- United States -- Biography.