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Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law | Haben Girma
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MallenNC
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Catching up my #Nonfiction2019 bingo card. I‘m counting Haben for a book I chose (it was our book club pick for October) and Here We Are for a book that turned out unexpectedly. I heard the author talk about her book on NPR and how it turned out wasn‘t the way I thought based on that interview. With those two, I finally got a Bingo in a few rows, but I‘m still hoping to fill in the full card before the end of the year.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job, and you have plenty of time left! You can do this! 3mo
akaGingerK I listened to Haben recently! I enjoyed the audiobook- how‘d you feel about the book? 3mo
MallenNC @akaGingerK At first I didn‘t like it because it seemed like she jumped quickly through her early life, but once I got into it, I really liked it. I especially enjoyed the parts when she was in her undergrad years, and her summer at the institute for the blind in Louisiana. And her visit to the White House. We had a great discussion in book club. 3mo
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! I‘m doing nonfiction November so I am hoping to fill in a few more blocks soon. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC I‘m doing it too, for the same reasons! 3mo
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This one sounds good. This one I don't actually have. In case anyone is interested it's on sale today.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

BookNAround It is good! I read it this summer as it was voted a Great Group Read for National Reading Group Month. 3mo
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Just finished this for book club. I really learned a lot from her story. She emphasized that being blind is “just a lack of sight” but that others often assume blind people have nothing to offer. Her book proves that is very wrong. My favorite parts were her fight to get accommodations at her college, her Harvard Law years, and her experience introducing President Obama at a White House event. This was a quick read & would be good for #NFNov

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erinjohns
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Phenomenal read. Thought-provoking, stunning, soul-opening book to a world so few people know about. Haben is brilliant and is changing the world as we speak. Someone I now look up to and admire. I hope she writes much more. She is a voice that needs to be heard around the globe.

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Fascinating book. Memoir of a deafblind woman who went to Harvard Law School and is a disability advocate. It was so interesting to see how she grew up, how she has been empowered to succeed using accommodations for her deafness and blindness. I learned a lot too!

ValerieAndBooks This interests me, being Deaf, and having worked with Deaf-Blind clients in the past. Stacking! 3mo
HeatherBookNerd @ValerieAndBooks Haben has a particular passion for making helpful technology available to deafblind people. I was curious to know how she communicates with others and it was super interesting. She also discusses ableism and just generally made me more aware of what is useful when interacting with disabled folks. It‘s a good read. 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @HeatherBookNerd Does she use sign language? I googled her but wasn‘t able to find that out. Definitely on the lookout for this one now! 3mo
HeatherBookNerd @ValerieAndBooks she has limited use of sign language 3mo
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