Children's Picture Book - Nonfiction / Ages 4-8
Illustrated by: Nabi H. Ali
Foreword by: Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins
How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything
2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children’s Honor Book (American Library Association)
The inspiring true story of Jennifer Keelan, the activist whose participation in the Capitol Crawl at just eight years old encouraged Congress to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling—and overcoming—the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blocked from living the life she wanted. But after discovering the world of disability rights activism, she knew she had to use her voice to change things.
When Jennifer was just eight years old, she participated in the Capitol Crawl. The deeply affecting image of Jennifer crawling up the steps of Capitol Hill went viral and helped pressure Congress into passing the Americans with Disabilities Act. A powerfully illustrated biography of Jennifer's life and a celebration of youth activism, All the Way to the Top will teach all children that they have the power to make a difference.
"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