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I Am Not a Label

34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present

By (author) Cerrie Burnell
Illustrated by Lauren Mark Baldo
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, London, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Jul 2020
Dimensions: w 240mm h 282mm d 14mm
Weight: 1g
Interest age: From 6 to 12 years
ISBN-10: 0711247447
ISBN-13: 9780711247444
Barcode No: 9780711247444
In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them. These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. Challenge your preconceptions of disability and mental health with the eye-opening stories of these remarkable people: Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Kirchoff, Henri Matisse, Eliza Suggs, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo, John Nash, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Stevie Wonder, Nabil Shaban, Terry Fox, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Diaz Merced, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Dr Victor Pineda, Farida Bedwei, Stella Young, Lady Gaga, Arunima Sinha, Naoki Higashida, Isabella Spingmuhl Tejada, Aaron Philip, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Redouan Ait Chitt, Jonas Jacobsson, Trischa Zorn, Ade Adepitan, and Nick Jonas.

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'An international and diverse selection of biographies profiling over 30 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists.' -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller, July Previews *