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Judy Heumann


Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. Her memoir, authored with Kristen Joiner, is "Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist," published by Beacon Press with audio recording by Ali Stroker who is the first wheelchair actor to perform on Broadway. Heumann's new book for middle grades is "Rolling Warrior." Heumann graduated from Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1969 and received her Master’s in public health from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975. She has received numerous awards including being the first recipient of the Henry B. Betts Award along with the Max Starkloff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council on Independent Living. She has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates.

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Books:
Rolling Warrior
The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution
Children / Teens
Beacon Press
June 2021
ISBN 9780807003596
215 pages

Being Heumann
An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Beacon Press
February 2021
ISBN 9780807002803
232 pages

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