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Description - Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution by Judith Heumann

One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her story of fighting to belong in school and society


Adapted from her memoir Being Heumann, this young readers' edition centers on the universal yearning for connection and belonging that everyone experiences as they navigate the trials of adolescence. Judy Heumann's wry personality leaps off the page in this fast-paced and engaging story that introduces readers to the disability rights movement and shows them that they have the power and strength to demand equal access in an unequal world.

Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents, Judy had a drive for equality that was instilled early in her life. She takes readers inside her fight to attend grade school after being described as a "fire hazard" and her legal battle against the New York City school system for denying her a teacher's license because of her disability. Through bravery, persistence, and her signature rebellious streak, Judy battled inequality from the school system to the government, working alongside her friends to organize the longest sit-in protest in US history to protect the rights of all people with disabilities.

Rolling Warrior is a powerful story of fighting for what you deserve and is a must-read for all young readers with a passion for activism and equal rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807003596
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 215
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2021
Country of Publication: United States

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