Polio survivor and prominent activist Heumann recounts her experiences with discrimination and her participation in the fight to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
As with other civil rights movements, the Disability Rights Movement and Women’s Rights Movement march on; there is always progress to be made. And sometimes, the challenges of being a woman are compounded by the challenges of being disabled, and vice versa.
In these frank, intersectional memoirs, women who took a stand for disability rights explore disability, femininity, accessibility, race and, ultimately, empowerment.
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The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School recounts her challenges and adventures, from childhoods spent in her family’s homeland of Eritrea to climbing icebergs to forging new paths to communication and accessibility. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
By turns frank, warm, and humorous, a polio survivor narrates her journey from Sicily to the United States, where she endured painful treatments and abuse–but also found her voice as a disability rights activist in the 1960s. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.