"Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law" by Haben Girma


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Legally Reading: A Joint Book Discussion Group

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Our Next Selection is "Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law" by Haben Girma.    

"Haben" is the incredible life story of Haben Girma. She is the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. This book details how she pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law And now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. 

Full List of  Remaining Books and Dates for the 2021-22 year of Legally Reading:  

Tuesday December 14--Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law School--Haben GirmaGirma, born with deaf-blindness, overcame roadblocks while simultaneously obtaining her undergraduate and then law degree.

Tuesday February 8--The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together--Heather McGeeMcGee marshalls economic and sociological research to paint the story of racism's cost to all Americans. 

Tuesday April 12--$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America--Kathryn Edin and Luke ShaeferAfter two decades of research on American poverty, co-author Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s--households surviving on virtually no income. Read their stories and learn more about this problem.  

Tuesday June 14--Caste: The Origins of our Discontent--by Isabel Wilkerson: The Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.          

The Legally Reading book club will meet virtually until further notice. Videoconference information will go out prior to each meeting to those who sign up.

For more information, contact Library Director Gail Wechsler at 314-622-4470 or gwechsler@llastl.org.