Haben: the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law

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Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious.

Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities.

HABEN takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection.

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Grouping Titlehaben the deafblind woman who conquered harvard law
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subject_facetDeafblind women -- United States -- Biography
Girma, Haben, -- 1988-
Lawyers with disabilities -- United States -- Biography
Women lawyers -- United States -- Biography
title_displayHaben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
title_fullHaben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law / Haben Girma
Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law / by Haben Girma
title_subthe deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
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Girma, Haben
Lawyers with disabilities
Women lawyers