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The Resource Haben : the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma

Haben : the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma

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Haben : the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
Title
Haben
Title remainder
the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
Statement of responsibility
Haben Girma
Title variation
Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Documents the story of the first deaf and blind graduate of Harvard Law School, tracing her refugee parents' harrowing experiences in the Eritrea-Ethiopian war and her development of innovations that enabled her remarkable achievements
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10801343
Cataloging source
DLC
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1988-
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Girma, Haben
Dewey number
  • 340.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF373.G567
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girma, Haben
  • Lawyers with disabilities
  • Women lawyers
Target audience
adult
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the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
Label
Haben : the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781538728727
Lccn
2018050294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060182849
Label
Haben : the Deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781538728727
Lccn
2018050294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060182849

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