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Zoom ~ Maryann Cocca-Leffler - Book Launch/ Fundraiser for her NEW picture book biography: Fighting for YES! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann

Zoom Event ~  We are happy to be partnering with the Plus Company of Nashua, NH and Author/ Illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler on the Book Launch/ Fundraiser for her NEW picture book biography: Fighting for YES! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann

 

DATE:  Tuesday, August 9th  7 pm EST

This FREE Zoom Event is Hosted by

The Plus Company

REGISTER HERE:  https://form.jotform.com/221914463426152

 

Join in to hear Author Maryann Cocca-Leffler read and discuss her new book

and Vivien Mildenberger talk about her illustration process.

 

Purchase Autographed Books and support a good cause!

 

20% of Book sales will go to The Plus Company, a Nashua, NH

a non-profit organization who provides services to Adults with Disabilities.

 

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

Written by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger,

Note by 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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Fighting for YES!: The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann By Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator), Judith Heumann (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator), Judith Heumann (Afterword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419755606
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 9th, 2022

We Want to Go to School!: The Fight for Disability Rights By Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Janine Leffler, Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807535189
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 15th, 2021

Janine. By Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807537596
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2020

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist By Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807002803
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Beacon Press - February 23rd, 2021

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