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All the Way to the Top

by Annette Bay Pimentel and Nabi H. Ali


Format: Print/Braille

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How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything

July 2021 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 4-8

This is the story of a little girl who just wanted to go, even when others tried to stop her.

Jennifer Keelan was determined to make a change — even if she was just a kid. She never thought her wheelchair could slow her down, but the way the world around her was built made it hard to do even simple things, like going to school, or eating lunch in the cafeteria.

Jennifer knew that everyone deserves a voice. Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress. And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them. And, without her wheelchair, she climbed.


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