Profiles seven dozen people throughout history with various physical or mental disabilities. Additional articles provide historical background on the disability rights movement.
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Deborah Kent is the author of several nonfiction books for children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-10?This collective biography contains 3-to-4 page essays about 48 famous people (18 women, 30 men) who had (or have) disabilities. Arrangement is chronological, beginning with John Milton (b. 1608) and ending with Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995. The majority of subjects were born after 1880 and are primarily North American. Many of the names are obvious, such as Beethoven, Helen Keller, FDR; others are not usually associated with a disability, such as Tom Cruise (dyslexia). Several will not be known outside their area of expertise such as Harilyn Rousso (disability-rights activist, psychotherapist) and Temple Grandin (livestock-handling equipment designer). Each well-written article presents information about the disability, the individual's accomplishments, and some personal data. A black-and-white photograph (or drawing) accompanies each essay. The section "To Find Out More" includes a long list of books, magazines, organizations, and Internet sites. A fine combination of biography and the history of the disability-rights movement.?Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
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Book Description Childrens Pr, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110516200216
Book Description Childrens Pr. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0516200216 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0261205
Book Description Childrens Pr, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0516200216