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Professional Learning

All Community Read: Introducing Judy Heumann’s Being Heumann and Rolling Warrior

In this webinar, we introduce educators to Judith Heumann’s 2021 memoir, Being Heumann, an Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist and the young adult version: Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution.

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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants can download a certificate of completion for one PD credit hour from the webinar console. Certificates may be submitted for school's or district's approval. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their school, organization, and/or state.

Literature has the power to build our capacity for empathy, shared understanding, and stronger communities. Facing History selected Judith Heumann’s 2021 memoir, Being Heumann and the young adult version: Rolling Warrior, for an All Community Read. During this webinar, we introduced participants to the themes of identity, inclusion and belonging, and civic agency found in this powerful memoir. This webinar featured elements from Facing History’s Coming of Age in a Complex World collection, designed to support educators as they balance reading, writing, speaking and listening skills development with perspective-taking, ethical reflection, and cultivation of empathy in order to nurture students’ capacity for informed and engaged citizenship. 

To get discounted copies of Being Heumann or Rolling Warrior for your school or classroom, we recommend Bulk Books for print copies (minimum order 25 books) or Sora for ebooks. You can also contact Beacon Press (the publisher) or contact your local bookseller or online retailer.

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