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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
ISBN: 1492688975
EAN13: 9781492688976
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 10, 2020
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 10.3" L x 10.1" W
Weight: 1.009717 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children's Honor Book (American Library Association)

Experience the true story of lifelong activist Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins and her participation in the Capitol Crawl in this inspiring autobiographical picture book. This beautifully illustrated story includes a foreword from Jennifer and backmatter detailing her life and the history of the disability rights movement.

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.

AL THE WAY TO THE TOP

A Rise: A Feminist Book Project Nominee
A Junior Library Guild Selection

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   Valuable Read
A great story told with great illustrations by Robert Irby. He also offers additional information about the movement to pass the ADA.
 
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   Learn more about the ADA through the eyes of a child on the front lines.
Loved the book, said Elizabeth D'Antonio, a book club member. Representation matters - that is, if the person shopping for a wheelchair-accessible car is a parent. The ADA has changed so many lives, Chertoff said.
 
5
   Great story for any kid with a disability
Even better, for any kid who wants to know how to make a difference in the world. Status quo isn't necessary - if an 8-year-old can be part of a seismic change in society what's stopping you?
 
5
   Must read
A great introduction to the disability rights movement. My 1st grader has requested this for a long time. nan
 
5
   This is a heroine my students can look up too.
The book is a great read, and I've had students and teachers rave about it. But, he added, "it was a great way to make the passing of ADA laws relevant."
 
5
   Phenomenon story!
I absolutely love this book. Can't wait to read it to my second graders. The illustrations are just beautiful, Mr. D'Antonio said. The plot is amazing, the voice over is amazing.
 
4
   Activism
I think it's great lesson. It's a true story and it teaches people that you shouldn't treat people that have disabilities or other differences different than you being treated by others.
 
5
   Inspiring story
It was an inspirational story of courage and compassion told through the eyes of a teenager. This is the first time in 15 years that Jennifer has had a writer's assistant. It helped me appreciate the impact of the ADA, Mr. Kennedy said. The book generated important conversations with my children about the challenges that Jennifer faced growing up in the 1980s.
 
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