Great Reads to Mark the Anniversary of the ADA from GoWYLD



book cover: Being HeumannOn July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. To mark the ADA’s 32nd anniversary, we’d like to highlight the book, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann. This is a personal account of her “lifelong battles for education, employment and societal inclusion” and “her role in advising the Carter administration to help create the Americans with Disabilities Act.” (Description from NoveList Plus.)

Find NoveList Plus on GoWYLD.net using Browse Databases by Title or under Recommended Reading. A search for Being Heumann provides information about the book, as well as a section called “Search for More.” This option lets you select subjects such as disability rights movement, people with disabilities, social advocates, and women with disabilities to discover additional titles. Then use the Look up in WYLDCat link to see if your library owns the titles you find or search in Libby for e-books or audiobooks.

Being Heumann is available in Libby. Add the Libby app to your device and search the title to read a sample or borrow the e-book.

NoveList Plus and Libby are available for free at your library or from anywhere using your Wyoming library card and PIN. For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

 

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