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In the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love , a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog. When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn't hesitate to say, "yes." Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup. One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household--which included Melissa's husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After weeks of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues. Two months later, when the day arrived to say good-bye to the now dashing, six-pound pink boy dog with the larger than life spirit, Melissa faced a heart-wrenching decision. Could she hand him over to someone willing to give Piglet the full-time attention he required or could she adapt her schedule and her household to make a permanent place for him in her life and work? Of course, the answer was simple: love would find a way. Curious, engaged, and incredibly eager to learn, Piglet quickly became part of the family. What started out as a few simple Facebook posts of Piglet and his pack rapidly evolved into a global celebration of Piglet's infectiously positive mindset. Piglet : The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family fully illustrates this heartwarming story of one special little puppy with a purpose to teach the power of empathy, love, and kindness.

Author: 
Melissa Shapiro, DVM with Mim Eichler Rivas
Imprint: 
New York: Atria Books, 2021
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A young girl meets a dragon fairy
Summary: 
A Graphic Novel;  School Library Journal Review:

Gr 3--5--While foraging for ingredients in the forests near Silverleaf village, young Rinn stumbles upon the slumbering dragon Aedhan, who has been asleep and largely forgotten by the village for the past 80 years. Rinn and the other villagers don't know what caused Aedhan to sleep for so long, but Rinn's uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel (Hese) arrive just in time to help investigate. O'Neill returns to the world of tea dragons in this prequel to 2017's The Tea Dragon Society. Erik and Hese return, as well as a few tea dragons from the original, in their younger years, but both titles in the series can be read independently. Judiciously used dialogue is welcoming but upstaged by the peach- and seafoam-infused artwork. The limited use of lines gives the art a soft and dreamy feel. Lesa, the head village cook, is deaf and communicates via sign language, cleverly depicted via speech boxes rather than the speech bubbles used for audible communication. Rinn and Aedhan discuss gender-fluidity in dragons, and the main human characters appear to be people of color. Fun extras in the back matter include a short note about the relationship between dragons and tea dragons, as well as a one-page tea dragon handbook. VERDICT A serene and delectable feast for the eyes, with a gently shared message about recognizing one's strengths.--Alea Perez, Elmhurst Public Library, IL

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Author: 
Katie O'Neill
Imprint: 
Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2019. Print.
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A significant number of d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) children and adolescents experience challenges in acquiring a functional level of English language and literacy skills in the United States (and elsewhere). To provide an understanding of this issue, this book explores the theoretical underpinnings and synthesizes major research findings. It also covers critical controversial areas such as the use of assistive hearing devices, language, and literacy assessments, and inclusion. Although the targeted population is children and adolescents who are d/Dhh, contributors found it necessary to apply our understanding of the development of English in other populations of struggling readers and writers such as children with language or literacy disabilities and those for whom English is not the home language. Collectively, this information should assist scholars in conducting further research and enable educators to develop general instructional guidelines and strategies to improve the language and literacy levels of d/Dhh students. It is clear that there is not a 'one-size-fits-all' concept, but, rather, research and instruction should be differentiated to meet the needs of d/Dhh students. It is our hope that this book stimulates further theorizing and research and, most importantly, offers evidence- and reason-based practices for improving language and literacy abilities of d/Dhh students.

Author: 
Peter Paul, Editor
Imprint: 
Basel: MDPI, 2020. Print. (371.912 E2449)
Profile view of Alexander Graham Bell
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An astonishingly revisionist biography of Alexander Graham Bell, telling the true--and troubling--story of the inventor of the telephone. We think of Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but that's not how he saw his own career. As the son of a deaf woman and, later, husband to another, his goal in life from adolescence was to teach deaf students to speak. Even his tinkering sprang from his teaching work; the telephone had its origins as a speech reading machine. The Invention of Miracles is an astonishingly revisionist biography of an American icon, revealing the extraordinary true genesis of the telephone and its connection to another, far more troubling legacy of Bell's: his efforts to stamp out American Sign Language. Weaving together a dazzling tale of innovation with a moving love story, the book offers a heartbreaking look at how a champion can become an adversary and provides an enthralling account of the deaf community's fight to reclaim a once-forbidden language. Katie Booth has been researching this story for more than fifteen years, poring over Bell's papers, Library of Congress archives, and the records of deaf schools around America. But she's also lived with this story for her entire life. Witnessing the damaging impact of Bell's legacy on her family would set her on a path that overturned everything she thought she knew about language, power, deafness, and the telephone.

Author: 
Katie Booth
Imprint: 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2021. Print and e-book (362.4283 B7254i)
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The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Literacy brings together state-of-the-art research on literacy learning among deaf and hard of hearing learners (DHH). With contributions from experts in the field, this volume covers topics such as the importance of language and cognition, phonologicalor orthographic awareness, morphosyntactic and vocabulary understanding, reading comprehension and classroom engagement, written language, and learning among challenged populations. Avoiding sweeping generalizations about DHH readers that overlook varied experiences, this volume takes a nuancedapproach, providing readers with the research to help DHH students gain competence in reading comprehension.

Author: 
Susan Easterbrooks and Hannah Dostal, Editors
Imprint: 
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021. Print. (371.912 O984h)
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International perspectives about literacy and deaf students is an uncharted intellectual landscape. Much of the literacy research in deaf education is conducted in English-speaking countries--primarily the United States--but 90% of deaf children live outside the U.S. and learn various signed and spoken languages, as well as diverse writing systems. Many of these children face significant educational challenges. In order to improve the literacy outcomes of deaf students around the world, it is imperative to study how children are using their local signed and spoken languages along with Deaf culture to learn to read and write. This volume fills a void in the field by providing a global view of recent theoretical and applied research on literacy education for deaf learners. Literacy and Deaf Education: Toward a Global Understanding is organized by region and country, with the first part discussing writing systems that use alphabetic scripts, and the second part focusing on countries that use non-alphabetic scripts. Some examples of the wide spectrum of topics covered include communication methodologies, curriculum, bilingual education, reading interventions, script diversity, and sociocultural development, including Deaf cultural developments. The contributors provide the results from literacy projects in fifteen countries and regions. This volume aims to widen the knowledge base, familiarize others in the field with these initiatives, and improve global understandings and outcomes of literacy teaching and learning in deaf education from birth to high school. Signed chapter summaries are available on the Gallaudet University Press YouTube channel.

Author: 
Qiuying Wang and Jean Andrews, Editors
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2020. Print. (371.912 L7761a)
Image of classroom teacher in front of a blackboard and two students sitting at a desk with their backs to the viewer
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You're a general educator. You teach high school classes. Most likely you've taught some kids with disabilities over the years. Kids who are blind or who have ADHD or who are deaf. Maybe you haven't. Perhaps this is your first year as a teacher. In any case, this year you have a student who is deaf. Maybe you have a pretty good idea what to do. More likely, you don't. It's okay. Don't feel bad if you haven't the faintest clue where to start. This book is for you.Also in this book is a checklist on how you can better include your student academically and socially.

Author: 
Kelly Short
Imprint: 
Charleston, SC: [CreateSpace], 2014. Print. (371.912 S55963y)
Moonlit picture of a young girl on her knees, surrounded by trees, with her hands extended towards a rabbit
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In other words, my parents denied my opportunity to thrive, find my own identity as a Deaf person, and explore the world of Deaf culture. And to me, that world was unknown as I was shielded from those opportunities. My parents wanted me to succumb to the hearing world, instead of believing that my deafness could prevail or make me a successful woman in life. It was as if being deaf wasn't good enough for them. It's who I am, this is me. As I became older, I longed for companionship. I've been told repeatedly by many that I'd never find the love of my life. The curse was broken when I got married in 2016, and that love brought me two extraordinary and brilliant children into the world. My name is Avril Hertneky. I was abused/gaslighted/barrier by my parents for 22 years. I decided to write this book for two reasons. Hearing people's audism is real. Deaf people need to tell their own true story to their books about their parents. My goal is to inspire people to speak out and find their identity as a Deaf person. I hope that the hearing community needs to accept the fact that we are deaf and we like this way. I still ccarry resentment of my life to this day. My story starts here.

Author: 
Avril Hertneky
Imprint: 
Hertneky, Avril. From Rejection to Love: The True Story of a Deaf Woman Who Overcame Abuse and Neglect. 2nd edition. United States: [Publisher not identified], 2021. Print.
In the background, a picture of a purple barn roof; In the foreground dry hay. The cover is in shades of red, orange, and yellow.
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A bus full of children is taken hostage in this "screaming hit" ( The New York Times Book Review ) from the author of The Never Game and The Bone Collector . Along a windswept Kansas road, eight vulnerable (deaf) girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: One hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages--a beautiful teacher who's willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.

Author: 
Jeffery Deaver
Imprint: 
New York: Viking, 1995
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Young African American man staring straight ahead. The name "Doe, John) is written above his head in the background.
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Police found John Doe No. 24 in the early morning hours of October 11, 1945, in Jacksonville, Illinois. Unable to communicate, the deaf and mute teenager was labeled "feeble minded" and sentenced by a judge to the nightmarish jumble of the Lincoln State School and Colony in Jacksonville. He remained in the Illinois mental health care system for over thirty years and died at the Sharon Oaks Nursing Home in Peoria on November 28, 1993.

Deaf, mute, and later blind, the young black man survived institutionalized hell: beatings, hunger, overcrowding, and the dehumanizing treatment that characterized state institutions through the 1950s. In spite of his environment, he made friends, took on responsibilities, and developed a sense of humor. People who knew him found him remarkable.

Award-winning journalist Dave Bakke reconstructs the life of John Doe No. 24 through research into a half-century of the state mental health system, personal interviews with people who knew him at various points during his life, and sixteen black-and-white illustrations. After reading a story about John Doe in the New York Times , acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter wrote and recorded "John Doe No. 24" and purchased a headstone for his unmarked grave. She contributes a foreword to this book.

As death approached for the man known only as John Doe No. 24, his one-time nurse Donna Romine reflected sadly on his mystery. "Ah, well," she said, "God knows his name."

Author: 
Dave Bakke
Imprint: 
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000
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Pink cover with "101" fingerspelled and the rest of the title in printed English
Summary: 

Are you an ASL instructor looking for resources to enhance your students’ experiences in the classroom?

101 Activities for Teaching ASL is designed for ASL students of all ages. The activities reinforce and enhance ASL learning in fun and challenging ways.

Most of the activities involve interacting in small groups of two or more, a powerful way to practice ASL and develop confidence with the language.

The activities have illustrated handouts and are reproducible for the classroom. There is an index allowing instructors to easily choose appropriate activities to support learning in specific areas.

About the Author: Angela Petrone Stratiy, MEd

Angela is a native signer with over 40 years of experience teaching ASL and interpreting. In addition to teaching, she uses her expertise in ASL as a Deaf interpreter, a comedian and a consultant for a variety of educational institutions and organizations.

Author: 
Angela Stratiy
Imprint: 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Interpreting Consolidated, 2015
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"Interpreters are key members of the educational team for students who are dependent upon sign language interpretation to access the general curriculum and educational environment. This book reports a multifaceted 5-year investigation into the patterns of practice of educational interpreters working in K-12 school settings with children who are deaf and hard of hearing in the United States. The investigation included a national survey of educational interpreters, a national Summit of educational interpreters, review of the current literature, analysis of a national assessment instrument for educational interpreting competencies, review of interpreter education curricula, case study of one interpreter education program, and meetings with state educational agency representatives. The audience for this book includes federal and state decision-makers, parents, educators, practitioners, and other stakeholders."--

Author: 
Marty M. Taylor, Brenda S. Schick, Susan Brown, and Laurie Bolster
Imprint: 
Edmonton, AB: Interpreting Consolidated, 2018
Drawing of a young girl waving. British alphabet letters across the top and bottom of the book
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A wonderful child-led book that celebrates Deaf culture and introduces readers to British Sign Language

Marvellously positive and encouraging throughout, this would be a useful addition to any primary school or public library, as well as being useful to help any child understand a little more about their deaf peers. - The Carousel Ava is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf - and she's proud of it. She loves her deaf community, that she's bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people.

In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the world and explains common misconceptions about deaf people - and introduces some of her deaf heroes who have achieved amazing things. She talks about her experiences at school making friends with hearing children, and teaches readers the BSL alphabet and some BSL phrases.

Featuring photos of Ava, her friends and family throughout, plus illustrations of hand signs, this book celebrates deafness rather than discussing 'overcoming challenges' or 'stigma'. Perfect for readers aged 5 and upwards.

Author: 
Ava, Lilli and Nick Beese
Imprint: 
Ava, Beese et al., Proud to Be Deaf: Discover My Community and My Language. London: Wayland, 2018
Woman with blonde hair staring at the viewer
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Life After Deaf is the true story of a woman whose life began to unravel after she suddenly went deaf due to a mystery illness. Throughout the book, the reader learns of her courageous battle to learn to live with profound deafness. Imagine trying to raise two children, run a business and be a wife while trying to navigate a new world, one that was completely foreign only days before?

Author Monique Williamson tells the shocking and frightening story of becoming deaf overnight, first in one ear, then the other... even after being told by doctors that lightning never strikes twice. In Monique's case, it did. Discover how she advocated for herself, time and time again, against all odds. Even when people thought she was crazy, she knew deep down that she had a mysterious underlying illness and she vowed to keep seeking answers.

Life after becoming deaf was very challenging and Monique was forced to learn to adapt. Throughout her ordeal, she gained a newfound appreciation and zest for life. After standing so close to death's door, she decided it was time to live her life fully by honouring herself more and appreciating her remarkable life.

This book will inspire you and motivate you to live life to the fullest, no matter what challenges come your way.

About the Author:  Monique Williamson was born and raised on the Northshore of Vancouver, B.C. She has enjoyed a career in sales and marketing most of her life and also started the first successful Flying Wedge Pizza franchise in her early 20's. Most recently she enjoys success as a top producing real estate agent alongside her husband Jesse Williamson. Her life is kept busy caring for her young son Jack and teenaged daughter Rachael. Monique advocates on behalf of those who are too sick to do so, and speaks on the world stage, sharing the motivating and empowering lessons she learned on her journey back to health.

Author: 
Monique Williamson
Imprint: 
[Place of publication not identified]: Prominence Publishing, 2020
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair and is sitting on a bale of hay with apples on the ground and in her hand
Summary: 

Fall is Emma's favorite season. She loves the weather, the leaves, and most of all, the apples! Every fall, Emma's dad takes Emma and her best friend, Izzie, to the apple orchard. And every year they pick dozens of apples so they can make apple pies, applesauce, apple tarts, and other apple treats. But this year, things don't go as planned at the orchard. Follow Emma and Izzie on their apple adventure in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Crazy for Apples. North Mankato, Minnesota: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2021.
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair, large eyes, dressed in casual clothes and carrying a picture
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It's the first field trip of the year! Emma's class is headed to a history museum. Field trips are supposed to be fun, but how much fun can you have looking at old things all day? Leave it to Emma to find the fun in everything, including history, in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Going On a Field Trip. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair and is carrying a large shopping bag
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Emma is excited about Izzie's birthday party. But she's also nervous. Is her dress too fancy? Will she know anyone else at the party? Did she buy the right gift? Will Emma's worries ruin her chance to have fun? Find out how Emma handles her party problems in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Party Problems. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
Picture of open hands holding a small white house with a red roof; "USA Today Bestseller"
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If someone was in your house, you'd know ... Wouldn't you?
But the Hunter family are deaf, and don't hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter.

The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They're in shock, but Paige senses the Hunters are hiding something.

One by one, people from Paige's community start to fall under suspicion. But who would kill a little girl?

Was it an intruder?

Or was the murderer closer to home?

This mystery will keep you up all night - perfect for fans of The Silent Patient and Cara Hunter. Don't miss Silent Night, the second book in the series.
'Sinister, layered, atmospheric ... I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough' Debbie Howells

'A nail-biting page-turner of a thriller ... The sense of a community isolated, and all the conflicts and tensions that brings, adds satisfying layers of complexity' James Oswald

'Delicate, brutal, impossible to put down. The Silent House is a disquieting thriller' Ross Armstrong

'A unique, chilling, fast-paced read that plunges you into a world of silence that has so much to say' Deborah Masson

'A superb innovation for the crime genre ... a brilliantly terrifying premise and a twisty, gripping tale' Philippa East

Author: 
Nell Pattison
Imprint: 
London: Avon, 2020
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Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair, a black hat trimmed with a pink ribbon, a pink skirt and black tap dance shoes.
Summary: 

Click. Clack. Tap, tap, tap. Emma just started dance lessons and is determined to learn the routine perfectly. But dance isn't as easy as she had hoped. Thankfully Emma doesn't give up easily! Emma proves that hard work and practice will take those tap dance troubles away in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2021
Picture of a dog looking behind him
Summary: 

Duke the deaf dog learns that some noises are loud and some are quiet. Whether it's a tapping crayon, a beeping fire drill, or a crinkly candy wrapper, both parents and children alike will understand the need to know the difference between noises. A fun, engaging way to teach children that some noises are not polite.

Author: 
Brakenhoff, Kelly
Imprint: 
Emerald Prarie Press, 2020
Communication Rules for Hard of Hearing People
Summary: 

Presents helpful rules for hard of hearing and hearing people to follow to improve communication with one another. A series of brief interactions is shown twice. In the first scene, someone is doing something wrong. After the scene is completed, stop the videotape, identify what was wrong, and discuss how you would correct the situation. Start the tape again to see how the producers corrected the mistake.

Author: 
producer, Samuel Trychin ; director, Sandy Maley
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1986
Why Do We Bother To Teach Foreign Languages To Deaf Students?
Summary: 

An explanation for hearing teachers of students who are deaf on why it is important to teach foreign language to them. Some techniques including modifications to traditional teaching methods are also presented on how the teachers at Gallaudet University teach foreign languages. In an effort to assist hearing teachers teach the French and Spanish language to deaf students, they created a series of grammatical lessons in each language but taught in ASL.

Author: 
Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1995
Tales From a Clubroom
Summary: 

This three-act play takes place in a typical Deaf club that can be found in any American city. Deaf clubs are the principal meeting places and forums of Deaf people and, in most cases, are the only places where Deaf people can socialize. The play’s characters are representative of the people one meets at the average club.

Author: 
Department of Television, Film and Photography, Gallaudet College
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet College, 2013, 1991
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Celebration of Deaf Dance
Summary: 

In a tribute to the Gallaudet University Dance Company’s 40th Anniversary, Celebration of Deaf Dance is moving testimonial to the achievements of these collegiate dancers. Gil Eastman, a founding member of the company, hosts this celebration, and introduces past and present dancers and directors who reveal the trade secrets of their collective success.

Author: 
Dept. of Television, Photography, and Educational Technology, Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Dept. of Television, Photography, and Educational Technology, Gallaudet University, 2013, 1995

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