All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything
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About the Author
Annette Bay Pimentel has published two picture book biographies, Mountain Chef, which won the Carter G. Woodson Award, and Girl, Running, which was a Junior Library Guild pick and received a starred review. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Visit her at annettebaypimental.com.
NABI H. Ali is a Tamil-American illustrator who enjoys creating diverse works that showcase an array of cultures and peoples. His interest in illustrative works started when he realized he could help create representation in the arts and in media for minorities, and he is very passionate about working with characters that he would have liked to see when he was a kid.
Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins joined the disability rights movement at the age of six and has been a passionate advocate ever since. In 1990, she received the Americans With Disabilities Act Award. Jennifer received her GED in 2002 before earning a B.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, which she plans to use to help children with disability rights advocacy. She lives in Colorado with her mother, Cynthia Keelan, and her service dog Mya.
"A necessary testament to the power of children's voices." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Clear, accessible prose accompanied by Ali's creamily textured digital illustrations...a jumping-off point for conversations." -- Publishers Weekly
" Pimentel's compelling, present-tense narrative gives the story great immediacy, helping children connect with Jennifer's reactions to physical barriers and social injustice...Still an activist, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins offers a thought-provoking foreword to this inspiring picture book." -- Booklist
"Pimentel offers a great look at a young activist creating change and a better understanding of the importance of the ADA." -- School Library Journal
"A powerful, empowering story!" -- Washington Parent
"I would recommend All the Way to the Top to kids who might have a disability or to kids who like to learn about real people." -- Avery, Age 10 (Kids Book Buzz)
"A 2020 A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year" -- A Mighty Girl