This is the story of a little girl who just wanted to go, even when others tried to stop her. Jennifer Keelan was determined to make a change — even if she was just a kid. She never thought her wheelchair could slow her down, but the way the world around her was built made it hard to do even simple things. Like going to school, or eating lunch in the cafeteria.
Jennifer knew that everyone deserves a voice! Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress. And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them. And, without her wheelchair, she climbed. ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP! This inspiring picture book reminds young readers that anyone, no matter their age, can be an activist.
"In clear, accessible prose accompanied by Ali’s creamily textured digital illustrations, Pimentel relates the story of Jennifer Keelan-Chaffin’s activism in the disability rights movement, culminating in the Capitol Crawl on Mar. 12, 1990. Alongside adult activists with disabilities, Jennifer hauled herself up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to advocate for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, after which Congress at long last passed the bill. Supplemental material contextualizes the disability rights movement, offering a jumping-off point for conversations." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Author||Annette Bay Pimentel|
|Publication Date||Mar 10, 2020|