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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
Spotlight on Deaf Artists
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Narrator Deborah Sonnenstrahl takes us on a tour of the exhibit of art works by deaf artists on display at Gallaudet College from September 21 - December 4, 1981. She tells a little about each work. The deaf artists included are Francisco de Goya, John Brewster, Theophilus, Hope d’Estrella, Douglas Tilden, Cadwallader Washburn, Granville Redmond and Morris Broderson.

Author: 
Gallaudet College Television
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet College, 2013, 1982
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ASL Monologues
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ASL Monologues '90: Julia Childs, Schools, Illiteracy, Skiing and Senior Citizens. Monologues '91: Coaching Basketball, Name Change, Potpourri, My Job Ordeal, Artists and Curried Goat. Monologues '92: Drop Out Rate of Deaf Students, English Class Use of Overhead Projectors, Office of Student Life, Bike Across America, Outward Bound, the Hard of Hearing Fourth Grader and The Interfacing of After-school Activities.

Author: 
National Clearinghouse of Rehab Materials, Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington DC: Gallaudet University, 1992
Sign Language Instructions for Law Enforcement Officials
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Basic signs and law-enforcement related signs are presented. Practice sentences are also given in a Pidgin Sign Format. Designed as a training aid to improve communication between officers and deaf citizens. Part 2: Medical Signs II; Vocabulary Quiz; Police Signs; Parking & Traffic Enforcement, I & II; Descriptions I. Part 3: Verbs II; Time Sings, I & II; Miscellaneous; Sentences I. Part 4: Sentences IV, V, VI and Quizzes.

Author: 
Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, 1980
Comprehensive Evaluation
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Here’s help in evaluating every important trait of a child with hearing loss. The entire process is clearly described. Areas covered include psychological and learning assessment, audiological and speech assessment and sign language assessment. A sample start-to-finish assessment shows you the steps to follow when conducting evaluations. Also gives details of how P.L. 94-142 impacts on the evaluation process.

Author: 
Gallaudet College, Pre-College Programs
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : The College, 2013, 1981
DPN: The Power and the Promise Teleconference
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The Deaf President Now movement of March 1988 celebrated its fifth anniversary on March 8, 1993 with a national teleconference that was received by more than 100 locations throughout the United States and Canada. This DVD reviews the events of DPN and how they affected the Deaf community over the past five years.

Author: 
Gallaudet TV, Film & Photography
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, 1993
You and the Police: Victim or Witness of a Crime
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Shows and tells deaf persons what to do if they are victims or witnesses of a crime. Explains the legal process from the post-crime report to trial and urges the deaf person to give the police as much help as possible.

Author: 
Gallaudet TV, Film & Photography
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet College Visual Communications Center, 1978
Did I Do That?
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This DVD contains 30 vignettes demonstrating four principles of behavior and how they operate in everyday situations commonly faced by hard of hearing people and those who interact with them. Each vignette is designed to increase awareness of the effects each person has on other people, and to illustrate specific things to do to increase interpersonal effectiveness. The format of the video encourages active participation (discussion) by viewers. An accompanying manual is available & is recommended with DVD.

Author: 
SHHH
Imprint: 
Bethesda, MD.: SHHH, 1987

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