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Rolling Warrior by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner
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Jun 15, 2021 | ISBN 9780807003596

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Praise

“Inspiring and wryly humorous . . . Readers will be outraged to read about the treatment disabled individuals have faced and still face and cheer as Heumann persists against incredible odds. Necessary reading.”
Booklist, Starred Review

“Heumann’s frank accounts of humiliation and dismissal are infuriating, but her conversational narration and snarky chapter titles (‘Sorry, If You Could Just Hide Behind Everyone Else That Would Be Great’) keep the tone encouraging, and her accounts of disabled people’s camaraderie are heartening. A reflective epilogue explores global disability rights, representation, and the importance of telling—and listening to—#ownvoices stories. Insightful and empowering.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A powerful yet tender memoir from one of the most important figures in disability rights history. Judy’s story made me laugh, cringe, and perhaps most importantly, it lit a fire in me to fight harder for disability rights.”
—Shane Burcaw, author of Laughing at My Nightmare

“Many people will say Rolling Warrior is an important read and it is, but it is also fun, exciting, and honest. This isn’t just a story that disabled children will love; it’s a story about what is possible when we fight for ourselves and each other. It is a story about how tenacity, strength, the power of community, and the willingness to fight for what matters can start a revolution.”
—Keah Brown, author of The Pretty One

“Judy Heumann’s journey is told with heart, tenacity, and even humor. Any young person will find inspiration in her story to overcome whatever barrier comes their way and to realize their dreams just as she has. I only wished I had the chance to read her story when I was reaching for my dreams!”
—Marlee Matlin, Academy Award–winning actress and activist

“A marvelous memoir by a disability hero who has paved the way for so many of us. This book will inspire a new generation of disability rights activists and guide future leaders as we work toward a barrier-free world.”
—Haben Girma, author of the bestseller Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

“For the first time, I see myself in someone else. Judy’s lifelong fight and fierce advocacy around disability justice have undeniably paved the way for me to achieve what I have today. . . . A must-read for all young people.”
—Ali Stroker, Tony Award–winning actress

“The book I needed growing up . . . has the possibility to inspire a new generation of activists—and if I’m any indication, it most certainly will.”
—Anja, age 14, Rolling Warrior Youth Advisory Board member

“I couldn’t help but feel Judy’s frustration, excitement and passion as she fought for justice and equal rights for disabled people.”
—Will, age 17, Rolling Warrior Youth Advisory Board member

Table Of Contents

Prologue

PART ONE

CHAPTER ONE
Yelling at blank walls

CHAPTER TWO
Time for rest hour, kids

CHAPTER THREE
Sorry, if you could just hide behind everyone else that would be great

CHAPTER FOUR
If you’re not busy, can you help me into bed?

CHAPTER FIVE
You want me to what?

CHAPTER SIX
The last drop

CHAPTER SEVEN
Are you Judy Heumann?

CHAPTER EIGHT
The fight

CHAPTER NINE
Am I reading correctly?

PART TWO

CHAPTER TEN
Weird sleepover

CHAPTER ELEVEN
And suddenly, we’re visible

CHAPTER TWELVE
Dinner tonight courtesy of the Black Panthers

CHAPTER THIRTEEN
The government threatens us with bombs

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
We threaten the government with more sleepovers

CHAPTER FIFTEEN
House party at Califano’s

CHAPTER SIXTEEN
There are no accessible bathrooms in the White House

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
Please don’t ignore us or we will come to your Sunday school

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Power to the people

PART THREE: FOUR YEARS LATER

CHAPTER NINETEEN
Thirty-six million of us

EPILOGUE
And next

Acknowledgments
Credits

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