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

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.

This story celebrates the life and work of disability rights activist and icon Judith Heumann, whose courage and determination changed laws and made America more accessible to people with disabilities of all kinds. With empowering text, bold illustrations, and even a personal reflection from Judy herself, this picture book biography captures the impact and influence of one of America’s greatest activists.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Illustrator Vivien Mildenberger
ISBN 1419755609
Publication Date Aug 9, 2022
Publisher Abrams Books for Young Readers
Language English