I read this book in a day. A fascinating novel filled with smart characters, a compelling storyline, and a ton of educational information and insight about ASL, the deaf community, and language access.
So yesterday I forgot to do it so here I am with my update for the #joysofjunereadathon for June 18.
✅ I've read for 23h17min out of my total goeL of 20 hours
⬜ I've read 3/4 books
⬜ I've written 1/2 reviews
How're the others holding up?
Spot the book mail - don't get distracted by those eyes. Getting ready for #camplitsy
I can't compare this title to any other d/Deaf, ASL, HoH book that I have ever read before (and there have been lots... See my Goodreads bookshelf tags) because it's half fiction, part history, part explanation, party visual commentary in a way that just works. I think the author knew many readers would have little to zero knowledge of much of the information to absorb the context and instead of letting them give up and close the book,...
Ate this up in two days. So good! Centers on the headmistress at the River Valley School for the Deaf and three teens at the school. Such an interesting and compelling story. Gives you a glimpse of deaf culture and the competing schools of thought around education, cochlear implants, and the necessity of language.
Excellent story from multiple perspectives which illuminates the richness and history of Deaf language and culture in the US. The main characters are Charlie, a teenage girl with a faulty cochlear implant learning sign language for the first time and February, the hearing child of Deaf parents who is now headmistress of a school for the Deaf. Highly recommended! 👍
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When three students go missing from a deaf school, Sara Novic takes us back in time to see what led up to this moment. The book is primarily told through the eyes of the school's headmsitress, a girl who's parents gave her a cochlear implant as a child and is only just learning ASL for the first time as a teenager, and a boy falling for her who is fourth generation Deaf. I loved the explorations of Deaf culture in this book and learned so much.
4 STARS - Enlightening & entertaining. Readers will learn a lot about Deaf culture, Deaf history and the importance of ASL acquisition early in life. This is a good blend of entertaining story and information that I hope will encourage hearing people to take an ASL class.
This book was so good. I couldn‘t put it down. If I had played my cards right I could have read it in one sitting. The character development was amazing and I learned so much about deaf culture. One of the best I‘ve read this year so far.
I am excited to discuss this one for #CampLitsy this summer.
When a fiction novel can make me get lost in a story while also teaching me something it always impresses me. I hate to admit it but until reading this I never thought about the problems the deaf community faced.
I loved the characters, even the teen romance didn't bug me. 😁
Highly recommend this one to all.