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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.

Author
Katie Booth
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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.

Author
Susan Easterbrooks and Hannah Dostal, Editors
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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.

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Qiuying Wang and Jean Andrews, Editors
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Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2020. Print. (371.912 L7761a)
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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
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Charleston, SC: [CreateSpace], 2014. Print. (371.912 S55963y)
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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.

Author
Avril Hertneky
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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.
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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.

Author
Jeffery Deaver
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New York: Viking, 1995
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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.

Author
Dave Bakke
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Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000
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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.

Author
Angela Stratiy
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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.

Author
Marty M. Taylor, Brenda S. Schick, Susan Brown, and Laurie Bolster
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Edmonton, AB: Interpreting Consolidated, 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
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[Place of publication not identified]: Prominence Publishing, 2020
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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.

Author
C.L. Reid
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Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Crazy for Apples. North Mankato, Minnesota: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2021.
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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
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Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Going On a Field Trip. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
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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
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Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Party Problems. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
Summary

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?

Author
Nell Pattison
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London: Avon, 2020
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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
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North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2021
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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
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Emerald Prarie Press, 2020
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Emmy Award-winning Deaf Mosaic, a television/magazine formatted program produced by the former Department of Television, Film and Photography at Gallaudet University, presents the 'Deaf President Now' protest of 1988. Tabbed as the most extraordinary week in Deaf history, this episode includes interviews with student leaders Greg Hlibok, Tim Rarus, Bridgetta Bourne, Jerry Covall and others. Exclusive footage of the demonstrations on the Gallaudet campus is shown along with an interview with the new Gallaudet president, Dr. I. King Jordan.

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Deaf Mosaic
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Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, c1988
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The story of Gladys is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Gladys as she tries to find the source of a delicious smell in the zoo. There are bonus features including a read-along phrases, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, voiceover and ASL vocabulary.

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Signs for Intelligence, LLC
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Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
Summary

Part of the Stick'em Up series, Basic conversational signs and phrases in ASL are taught and reinforced through activities. Study guides are available and found on the website www.stickemupsignclub.com.
Segment titles include:
•Totally Awesome!
•When Colors Collide
•Opposites Attack!
•Revenge of Dr. Cochlear
•Guess the Pun
•Silent Comedy Club
•Videophones
•ASL and the Hearing World

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SLIC, Inc.
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Cleveland, OH: SLIC, Inc., c2008
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Set in Scotland, this fourth installment in the series provides readers with an exciting adventure from the present day to the past. As the family gets ready for a wedding and the investiture of a new laird, fingers are crossed that the spirit of Sir Malcolm does not interrupt. Join Kateri, Lady Victoria, Leigh Ann and Dawn, four pre-teen deaf and hard of hearing cousins and blood relations of Sir Malcolm, as they share their adventure of investigating hauntings, lake monsters and a knight who needs help in this otherworldly episode.

Author
Catherine Paul
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Tucson, AZ: F.A.M.E. Press, c2012
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This program was developed to teach Total Communication to families of young deaf and/or hard of hearing children in their homes. Each lesson shows the family how to make signs. Then there is a check to see how well family members learned the signs. Finally, there are practice sentences, demonstrations and sign tips to show application of the signs. There are six DVDs in the set.

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HOPE, Inc
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North Logan, UT: Ski-Hi Institute, c2006
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Has the interpreting world ever driven you nuts? Have you ever been frustrated with the people, the job, the life we lead as sign language interpreters? Have you ever felt like you were the only interpreter who has made mistakes? Join Samantha as she explores the field of interpreting and analyzes the positive and negative choices she and others have made along the way. This book is a raw look at what happens inside the hearts and minds of interpreters, and a crazy look at what can happen on the job.

Author
Terzis, Samantha
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Franklin, TN: Samantha Terzis, c2013
Summary

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her Treeschooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values. In this episode, the Plants and Flowers curriculum explores such questions as:
• How do plants grow?
• What do plants need to live?
• What is photosynthesis?
• What are the parts of a plant?
• How can we work together to learn something new?
This set comes with an accompanying CD of music and downloadable free activity books can be found at:

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Two Little Hands Productions
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Midvale, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2013
Summary

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her Treeschooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values. In this episode, the Incredible Insects curriculum explores parts of an insect, habitats, insect facts, variety of insects, alphabet, American Sign Language, problem-solving, and the valuable contributions of each unique individual.

Author
Two Little Hands Productions
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Midvale, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, c2013