All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything

All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything

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Overview

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.

ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!

This an inspirational and educational book that reminds readers that you don't have to be a grown-up to make a difference. It's the perfect tool to discuss important topics you might be searching for, such as children's physical disabilities books and children's books about disabilities. Reminiscent of All American Girl books, All the Way to the Top is a fantastic book to gift at birthdays, holidays, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492688976
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/10/2020
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 82,282
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Annette Bay Pimentel has published two picture book biographies, Mountain Chef, which won the Carter G. Woodson Award, and Girl, Running, which was a Junior Library Guild pick and received a starred review. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Visit her at annettebaypimental.com.

Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins joined the disability rights movement at the age of six and has been a passionate advocate ever since. In 1990, she received the Americans With Disabilities Act Award. Jennifer received her GED in 2002 before earning a B.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, which she plans to use to help children with disability rights advocacy. She lives in Colorado with her mother, Cynthia Keelan, and her service dog Mya.

NABI H. Ali is a Tamil-American illustrator who enjoys creating diverse works that showcase an array of cultures and peoples. His interest in illustrative works started when he realized he could help create representation in the arts and in media for minorities, and he is very passionate about working with characters that he would have liked to see when he was a kid.

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