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Haben : the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law / Haben Girma.

Girma, Haben, 1988- (author.).

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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
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      Greene County Public Library
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      Monroe-Walton County Library
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      Forest Park Branch
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      Nancy Guinn Memorial Library
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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781538728727
  • ISBN: 1538728729
  • Physical Description: vi, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2019.

Contents / Notes

Contents:
When they took my father -- The expeditions begin -- War -- Gender and a load of bull -- Key be key -- Dancing in enchanted hills -- Dishing up trouble -- Water fights in the desert -- Lost in the African night -- Guarding a secret from the village -- The latrine -- Untangling love and control -- The chapter my parents shouldn't read -- Play like no one's watching -- A positive blindness philosophy -- I don't believe fairy tales, except this one -- Ableism and the art of blind PB&J -- Never, ever, run from a bear -- Alaska gives me the cold, harsh truth -- The little dog that makes earthquakes -- Love is following me up an iceberg -- The first Deafblind student at Harvard Law -- Kicking butt, legally speaking -- The White House ADA celebration -- Epilogue -- A brief guide to increasing access for people with disabilities.
Summary, etc.:
"The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage." -- From Amazon.com summary.
Girma grew up with her family in the Eritrean city of Asmara during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Defining her disability as an opportunity for innovation, she learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created a new way to connect with people. Pioneering her way through obstacles, Girma graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. This is a testament to her determination to find the keys to connection. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Girma, Haben, 1988-
Lawyers with disabilities > United States > Biography.
Women lawyers > United States > Biography.
United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People with Disabilities.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
Blind-deaf women > Biography.
Women lawyers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Summary: "The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage." -- From Amazon.com summary.
Girma grew up with her family in the Eritrean city of Asmara during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Defining her disability as an opportunity for innovation, she learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created a new way to connect with people. Pioneering her way through obstacles, Girma graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. This is a testament to her determination to find the keys to connection. -- adapted from jacket
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