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message 1: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1429 comments Mod
September Bonus Read- International Deaf Awareness Week

Please suggest books! You have till 8/16/18 and then we will vote.


message 2: by Angel (new)

Angel | 7 comments Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris


message 3: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) I'm nominating Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

My library's book blurb: When she discovers the body of a fellow nurse deep in the woods near her cabin, Amelia Winn, who lost her hearing in an accident two years earlier, is plunged into a mystery that could shatter her carefully reconstructed life.


message 4: by Candace (new)

Candace | 41 comments A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Library blurb: Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life--she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.


message 5: by Amy (new)

Amy | 3 comments Check out Mean Little Deaf Queer by Terry Galloway
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 6: by Amy (new)

Amy | 3 comments Check out Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World by Leah Hager Cohen
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...

I read this in my third quarter of ASL classes and greatly enjoyed a glimpse into the Dead world.


message 7: by Shomeret (new)

Shomeret | 26 comments Here's a science fiction nomination. Silent Dances by Ann Crispin and Kathleen O'Malley. The protagonist is a deaf ambassador to another planet.


message 8: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 15 comments I think anything with Helen Keller is a must. She's famous.


message 9: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 11 comments Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions but I'm going to follow this with interest because I don't think I've ever heard of a book with a deaf protagonist!


message 10: by Shomeret (new)

Shomeret | 26 comments Catherine wrote: "I think anything with Helen Keller is a must. She's famous."

Would you like to nominate a bio of Helen Keller or her memoir The Story of My Life?


message 11: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 15 comments That sounds good. And how about that deaf actress? Marlie ... I'm sorry, I forgot her name.
She was in Children of a Lesser God with John Hurt.


message 12: by Silvia (new)

Silvia El Deafo by Cece Bell


message 13: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Check out El Deafo by Cece Bell
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Sorry, I don’t know how to make the title into a link. This is a really great graphic novel/memoir!


message 14: by Silvia (new)

Silvia I meant to say graphic novel, not novel haha. Also, it’s a middle grade, so kids will love it!


message 15: by Jess (new)

Jess | 1 comments Friend (With Benefits) Zone by Laura Brown
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 16: by Kay Dee (new)

Kay Dee (kdf_333) | 67 comments Silvia wrote: "Check out El Deafo by Cece Bell
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Sorry, I don’t know how to make the title into a link. This is a really great graphic novel/memoir!"


i loved it. read it for work. i learned something new and i was entertained.


message 17: by Kay Dee (new)

Kay Dee (kdf_333) | 67 comments Silvia wrote: "Sorry, I don’t know how to make the title into a link."

when you make a comment, on the right hand side above the box in green letters it says add book/author.

click on that and a popup box opens.

then search for the title or the author.

then you have the choice down at the bottom of that popup to add it as a link or a cover.

the link is just the words and cover will be a pic.

you will not see it as either until you post it. it will just be words with brackets in your comment box.


message 18: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Lewis (tootall77hc) | 1 comments I Hear the Sunspot is a good one.


message 20: by Karen (new)

Karen Witzler (kewitzler) Also, The Miracle Worker - a play about Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan by William Gibson.


message 21: by Amie's Book (new)

Amie's Book Reviews (amiesbookreviews) | 13 comments Deaf Sentence


message 22: by Amie's Book (new)

Amie's Book Reviews (amiesbookreviews) | 13 comments Deaf Sentence


message 23: by Amie's Book (new)

Amie's Book Reviews (amiesbookreviews) | 13 comments Oops. I meant to write:

DEAF SENTENCE by David Lodge

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 24: by Amie's Book (new)

Amie's Book Reviews (amiesbookreviews) | 13 comments Mean Little Deaf Queer

by Terry Galloway (Goodreads Author)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.


message 25: by Amie's Book (new)

Amie's Book Reviews (amiesbookreviews) | 13 comments A

With candor and humor, Uhlberg recounts a childhood spent largely as a bridge between his parents and the hearing world. Translating from sign language to spoken language and back again, he enables his father to communicate with local shopkeepers, awakens his parents when his baby brother cries, and even interprets at a less-than-glowing parent-teacher conference. At times, he's embarrassed by his parents, and hurt that his father is called "dummy." But in the end, his overwhelming love and compassion leaves a lasting effect.

Title:

Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Author:

Myron Uhlberg
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


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