I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present (Paperback)
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I Am Not a Label: 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present (Paperback)

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Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 04/05/2021
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"Intelligent, politically bold, and beautiful to browse [...] Every bookshelf needs a copy." - Disability Arts Online

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 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 Dynamo.

As seen on ITV's Good Morning Britain: "This book is there to help us all, to encourage us to talk about how we're all different [...] It's a really, really lovely book, beautifully illustrated as well."- Presenters Ben Shephard & Ranvir Singh

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 9780711263918
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 276 x 235 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[Cerrie's] latest book [...] goes a long way in breaking down the stigma surrounding disabilities.' -- The Independent
'an extremely useful resource which supported [a teacher] to include historical figures with a disability in many areas of the curriculum, including science, art and music.' * Teachwire *

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“Wow. Every parent needs a copy of this book on their children's bookcase.”

Cerrie Burnell (you may remember her from Cbeebies) has put together stories of 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities - past and present.

The foreword by Cerrie herself is wonderful. She... More

Hardback edition
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kellymcf6

“Inspiring”

I am Not a Label is 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities from past and present. It's an engaging and educational read for all ages. Very inspiring and motivational as well, showing you... More

Hardback edition
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GeorgiLvsBooks

“Children's Non-Fiction”

I Am Not A Label is such an inspiring and moving read.

I myself have a disability and this book was a reminder that, that shouldn't stop you achieving your dreams. In fact, it shouldn't stop you from doing... More

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