Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Just received my June newslet­ter from the Hadas­sah-Bran­deis Insti­tute (sign up here) and it looks like they have a new addi­tion to their series on Jew­ish Women. The lat­est title in the series is Gaby Brim­mer: An Auto­bi­og­ra­phy in Three Voic­es, which tells the sto­ry of Mex­i­can-Jew­ish dis­abil­i­ty rights activist and writer Gabriela Brim­mer. Brim­mer (19472000), born with cere­bral pal­sy, com­mu­ni­cat­ed large­ly by typ­ing with her left foot on an elec­tric type­writer, and by using that foot to point at let­ters and num­bers on an alpha­bet board” at the base of her wheelchair.

The sto­ry in Gaby Brim­mer alter­nates between the voice of Gaby, her moth­er, Sari, and Flo­ren­cia, her Mex­i­can caregiver.

To read more about the title, vis­it Bran­deis Uni­ver­si­ty Press.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.