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

Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, by 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
by Haben Girma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious. Haben defines 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 an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. HABEN takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Girma, Haben
Dewey number
  • 340.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF373.G567
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girma, Haben
  • Lawyers with disabilities
  • Deafblind women
  • Women lawyers
Label
Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, by Haben Girma
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When they took my father -- The expeditions begin -- War -- Gender and a load of bull -- Key by 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 fairytales, except this one -- Ableism and the art of blind pb&j -- Never ever run from a bear -- The little dog that makes earthquakes -- Love is following me up an iceberg -- The first deafblind student at Harvard Law School -- Kicking butt, legally speaking -- The White House ADA celebration
Control code
sky295655801
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781538728727
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018050294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
kg 08/19
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, by Haben Girma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When they took my father -- The expeditions begin -- War -- Gender and a load of bull -- Key by 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 fairytales, except this one -- Ableism and the art of blind pb&j -- Never ever run from a bear -- The little dog that makes earthquakes -- Love is following me up an iceberg -- The first deafblind student at Harvard Law School -- Kicking butt, legally speaking -- The White House ADA celebration
Control code
sky295655801
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781538728727
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018050294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
kg 08/19
Other physical details
ill.

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