We Want to Go to School!: The Fight for Disability Rights

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Janine was born with cerebral palsy, or CP for short. It made it hard for her to walk, talk, and use her hands. Janine learned to read before she could talk! Janine had a lot of teachers. She had a classroom teacher, a physical therapist, a speech therapist, and an occupational therapist. One day, Janine read that back in the 1970s, kids with disabilities weren’t allowed to go to school…

It is really sad that many kids were excluded from school because they had disabilities. Many kids lived in hospitals and didn’t get any education at all. In this book, you learn how these kids fought to go to public school. I wanted to keep reading to know how these kids and their parents would fight to have their own rights. The illustrations in this book bring the story to life. Now, go and read how these kids fought… and see if they won!

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Author Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date 29-Aug-2021
ISBN 9780807535189
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Issue August 2021
Category Children's