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 (1947−2000), 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 executive director 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.