Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
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The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate ...more
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Giveaway dates: Nov 02 - Nov 30, 2020
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"Born with deaf-blindness, Girma grew up with enough vision to know when someone was in front of her and enough hearing to know when someone close to her was talking. However, she had difficulty reading facial features or distinguishing people in group conversations. Relyin ...more
A few notable aspects about this audiobook:
- Haben reads for this production! I assumed that a deafblind person wouldn't be able to speak, but my assumption got shot to pieces right away. I needed to adjust to her tone of voice, but I'm glad to have heard her story in her voice.
- I learned A LOT about what being deafblind is like. It reminded me of when I read El Deafo, and the physical, everyday reality was so foreign ...more
Haben's voice is high-pitched, maybe in part because she is/was able to hear high-pitched noises easier than lower ones. I wasn't expecting it when I first started listening, but it takes no time at all before you get sucked in to hearing Haben talk about her loving f ...more
Thank you to the publisher, and to Libro.fm for the gifted copy and audiobook. All opinions are my own
Content concerns would be very low fo ...more
If you are shocked that I only gave this three stars, so am I. Haben herself is a 5 star woman. Part of my disappointment is due to the poorly chosen subtitle because I was expecting a lot more about her application to and time at Harvard. Only ONE chapter discusses her time at Harvard Law School! This isn't to say that there was nothing interesting, but I know that Girma is brilliant s ...more
Yet through all these challenges she never changed who she was internally and kept her stand to help others in the fight for the same working closely with Americans with Disabilities.
Her story doesn't have a beginning , middle, or an end as she is busy living it in full fashion for the world to see including but not limited to the Former President and Vice President of the United States of America ...more
The world is fortunate to have her in it. Her persistence, her intellectual capacity and creativity, her forthrightness make Haben Girma a total winner. Her thoughtful observations of what is available and what is necessary to provide disa ...more
I think this individual is someone I can look up to who is bold to change things and pave the way for others.
I learned so much, especially about alternative techniques that Deafblind (and Deaf and ...more
Haben Grima tells a series of life st ...more
Girma describes the joys and frustrations of her life as a deafblind woman who perceives herself as capable of accomplishing whatever she desires. Throughout the story, one reads her experiences as she conquers various feats without regarding her disability as a drawback.
The authors determination to make sure the system she is operating in allows her to have equal opportunity was very motivating to me as a female lawyer with a chronic illness.
Societal prejudice needs to progress. We all have a responsibility t ...more
How true “Disability is part of the human experience: most people will need to seek accessibility solutions at some point - for a family member, a friend, oneself.
Haben Girma and the countless other pioneers using assistive ...more
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