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Haben

The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben Girma

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Little Brown
09 October 2019
Biography; Autobiography: general; Legal profession: general; Coping with disability
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.
By:   Haben Girma
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 212mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781538728727
ISBN 10:   1538728729
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   09 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. She is a White House Champion of Change, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. She has been honored by President Obama, President Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and many others. Haben has been featured extensively in media around the world, including the BBC, NBC, Forbes, NPR, and more.

Reviews for Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Warmhearted and optimistic, [HABEN] celebrates personal courage and triumph as well as the unlimited potential of those whose real disability is living in a society that too often does not make accommodations for their physical impairments. An inspiring and illuminating memoir. --Kirkus With wit and passion, Haben, a disability rights lawyer, public speaker, and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law, takes readers through her often unaccommodating world...This is a heartwarming memoir of a woman who champions access and dignity for all. --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Extraordinary...Haben's is a story of inspiration-and new American patriotism. She gives all of us fresh strength and hope. --Lorene Cary, author of Black Ice and founder of Art Sanctuary Reading Haben's story moved me in a way I didn't think was possible. She's a gifted writer, and her story will teach you about strength, perseverance, and determination. This is a strong reminder to embrace the unknown, to stand up for yourself, and to never give up. --Mashal Waqar, co-founder and COO, The Tempest A stirring memoir of love and resilience. Haben proves there are no limits for living joyously in the world. A fierce, glorious advocate for equal opportunity, she demonstrates that accessibility for all benefits all. Her memoir is a soul-inspiring gift. --Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys


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