Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with New England authors Janine Leffler and Maryann Cocca-Leffler for their nonficition picture book, We Want to Go to School!: The Fight for Disability Rights. All copies will be signed by the authors and can be personalized - make sure to include your note in the checkout section!
There was a time in the United States when millions of children with disabilities weren't allowed to go to public school. But in 1971, seven kids and their families wanted to do something about it. They knew that every child had a right to an equal education, so they went to court to fight for that right. The case Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia led to laws ensuring children with disabilities would receive a free, appropriate public education. Told in the voice of Janine Leffler, one of the millions of kids who went to school because of these laws, this book shares the true story of this landmark case.
Janine Leffler is the co-founder of JaninesParty.com, a website dedicated to changing the public perception of children with disabilities. She has a BA in Communications and works at a non-profit community service organization that helps adults with disabilities. In her spare time Janine loves Broadway plays, poetry, and life. She lives in New Hampshire.