Title: I Am Not A Label
By: Cerrie Burnell
Good Reads Synopsis
“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 that have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates, and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sports, science, math, art, breakdancing, 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 Kirchhoff, Henri Matisse, Eliza Suggs, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo, John Nash, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Stevie Wonder, Nabil Shaban, Terry Fox, Peter Dinklage, Catalina Devandas, Wanda Diaz-Merced, Victor Pineda, Arunima Sinha, Abraham Lincoln, Demi Lovato, Matt Haig, Redouan Ait Chitt, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Farida Bedwei, Jonas Jacobsson, Trischa Zorn, Ade Adepitan, Stella Young, Lady Gaga, Naoki Higashida, Isabella Springmuhl Tejada, Aaron Philip,
Michelle Akers, Lil Wayne, Dynamo”
First, I want to thank the Amazon Vine program for sending me this book for an honest book review. I gave this book a full 5 stars.
The author of I am not a Label, Cerrie Burnell, is a disabled person and this is what the book is about. She has written about other famous people with disabilities; some I knew about, but quite a few I didn’t know.
Some of the people I knew about before reading this were Beethoven, Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, and Lady Gaga.
Some of the stories I didn’t know were Eliza Suggs, Frida Kahlo, Temple Grandin, and Terry Fox.
I like how she dedicated a page for each person. She tells a little about their life growing up, then about their disability, how they dealt with it, and all they accomplished.
This is a great book to read if you want to learn more famous people with disabilities, and how they overcame their struggles. It was a 5-star book.