The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Author(s): Haben Girma
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100149017
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549181702
Narrator/s: Haben Girma
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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This is the incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious. Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned nonvisual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law School, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. Haben takes listeners through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at the White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection.

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Author(s): Haben Girma
Narrator(s): Haben Girma
Product Number DD45488
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549181719

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