by Author Haben Girma

  • Publisher Twelve; Illustrated edition
  • Year published 2019
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1538728727
  • Number of pages 288 pages
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Book description

This memoir takes readers on adventures around the world: from Eritrea and Ethiopia to building a school under the scorching Saharan sun to training with a guide dog in New Jersey, climbing an iceberg in Alaska, fighting for blind readers at a courthouse in Vermont, and talking with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating book is a testament to Haben’s determination to resist isolation and find the keys to connection. ebook icon Audio book icon Braille book image

A New York Times “New & Noteworthy” Pick, an Oprah Magazine “Book of the Month” favorite, and a Publishers Weekly Bestseller

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About the Author
Author description

The first person with deafblindness to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. She believes disability is an opportunity for innovation, and she teaches organizations the importance of choosing inclusion. Haben was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently lives.

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