The late Judith Heumann, who used a wheelchair all her life, narrates her own note to listeners in this brief account of her youth and early disability-rights activism. Ali Stroker delivers the story itself, which begins with Heumann's education, a time that is marked by humiliation and opposition at nearly every turn. This fuels the anger and determination that leads to Heumann's role in protests supporting a 1977 federal law prohibiting discrimination against disabled people. Stirring music combines with sound effects (a wheelchair bumping up stairs, protest chants) to underscore Stroker's firm, decisive delivery. A concluding note is largely duplicative of the story--and that's a shame as listeners may well turn it off before reaching a summary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. V.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2023
DD ISBN 9781666620719 $9.99
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