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Fighting for YES!: The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann



by
Maryann Cocca-Leffler
illustrated by
Vivien Mildenberger

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Abrams
Imprint
Abrams
ISBN
9781419755606
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Disability
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A picture book biography celebrating the life and work of disability rights activist and icon Judith Heumann, highlighting one of her landmark achievements—leading the historic 504 Sit-in in 1977

From a very young age, Judy Heumann heard the word NO. When she wanted to attend public school, the principal said, "NO." When she wanted her teaching license, the New York Board of Education said, "NO." Judy and people with disabilities everywhere were tired of hearing “NO.”

In the 1970s an important disability rights law, Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, was waiting to be signed. Judy and other disability rights activists fought for “YES!” They held a sit-in until Section 504 was signed into law. Section 504 laid the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was established thanks in large part to the ongoing work of Judy and her community.

Along with a personal reflection from Judy herself, this picture book biography captures the impact and influence of one of America’s greatest living activists.

A note from Judith Heumann. Author’s note. Selected sources. Notes. Full-color illustrations were created using a combination of gouache and digital media.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Disability

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Narrative Nonfiction, Picture Book

Topics

Judith Heumann (1947– ). Disabilities. Activism. US Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Civil rights legislation. 

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