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Kristen Joiner


What Co-Writing Judy Heumann’s Memoir Taught Me

By: Kristen Joiner “So, you’ve been a feminist and worked in human rights your whole career?” Judy Heumann asked me the first time we met to discuss the possibility of writing her memoir. “Right.” “And you never knew disability was a civil rights issue?” Since I’d already owned up to this, I nodded again. “So,

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Beacon Author and “Badass” Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann Dies at 75

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of the acclaimed Disability Rights activist and author, Judith Heumann. Ms. Heumann died Saturday, March 4th in Washington DC after a brief hospitalization. She was 75 years old. Long before she became an international leader of the Disability Rights movement, with many of her US

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Register for the Penguin Random House 2021 Common Reading Virtual Author Event!

Penguin Random House Common Reading Virtual Author Events  November 11th, 2021 Click Here to RSVP Penguin Random House Education would like to invite you to attend our Fall Virtual Author Event for Common Reading, which will take place on November 11th, 2021, from 1-2 pm ET (10am-11am PDT) featuring live presentations by Michael Sayman, US Senator

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Videos from the Fall 2021 PRH Common Reading Virtual Author Event are now available

On Thursday, November 11th 2021, Penguin Random House Education hosted a special event for common reading. Moderated by Spenser Stevens, PRH Education Marketing Manager, the event featured:   Senator Mazie K. Hirono, author of Heart of Fire Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us Michael Sayman, author of App Kid Judith Heumann, author of Being Heumann

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