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True Biz
True Biz | Sara Noviac
"True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history final, and have doctors, politicians, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they'll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both at the same time. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another-and changed forever. This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, cochlear implants and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection"--
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Jnnlb
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Erynecki
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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.

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AmandaBlaze
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Did a little too much walking today even with a crutch. True Biz , elevation, and a nice and breezy evening are taking my mind off it.

WJCintron 🙌😃 Hope you‘re doing much better! 🙏 2mo
AmandaBlaze Thanks! 2mo
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thereadingpal
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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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?
@Andrew65

#readathon #joysofjune

Andrew65 Brilliant. 👏👏👏 Just met my book target but need to read another 200 pages before midnight for my page total. 2mo
thereadingpal @Andrew65 you can do it! I don't think I'll finish another book by (my) midnight but I'll surely write the review after dinner 2mo
Andrew65 @thereadingpal Thanks 😊 Will still be a great achievement around the exams. 2mo
thereadingpal @Andrew65 yeah! I did finish 4 books ... One today, so I'll update it late. But I'm an overachiever ahahaha 2mo
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Oryx
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Trying to get a head start on the second half for #camplitsy

Daisy helping as always

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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1) Set at the fictional River Valley School for the Deaf in the struggling industrial town of Colson, Ohio

2) The House in the Cerulean Sea 🌊

3) BA Paris The Prisoner

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Oooo I did not know about a new B A Paris book!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Cathythoughts
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Settling in for some True Biz this evening #CampLitsy

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been reading such good things about this one. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo 👍 2mo
Tamra Echoing @LeahBergen 2mo
youneverarrived I did the same yesterday 🥰 it‘s great so far. Love this cover. 2mo
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sarahbellum
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

Finished this gem last night 💎

Thank you, Littens, for putting this on my radar. Looking forward to chatting in a few weeks for #camplitsy!

Megabooks I‘m looking forward to our discussion of this great book too. Glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
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Oryx
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Spot the book mail - don't get distracted by those eyes. Getting ready for #camplitsy

TrishB Awww but those eyes 🐶♥️ 2mo
Megabooks What a cutie!! 🤩🤩 2mo
squirrelbrain Aw Daisy! ❤️ Yes, totally distracted- what book?! 2mo
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BookNAround There‘s a book in this picture? 2mo
Leftcoastzen Who could resist those eyes , that face! 2mo
Ruthiella Book? What book? ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️ 2mo
batsy Awww 😍 2mo
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MaggieCarr
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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,...

MaggieCarr ... or hoping they wouldn't get lost Googling themselves down a rabbit hole and forgetting to go back to the book Sara opted to add the blurbs throughout the multi POV fiction story of a Deaf Headmistress and some of her students. Very well done and does not sugar coat many things... I hope it sparks enough interest in readers that they pick up even more books to start a new revolution. 2mo
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sarahbellum
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Apparently June is the month of blue books! 😍💙 #librarystack #bookstack

Megabooks Love it when that happens! 3mo
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HeatherBookNerd
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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.

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Ruthiella
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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! 👍

#CampLitsy
#20in4

BarbaraBB Wow! Looking forward to this one! 3mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB It‘s a propulsive read! 3mo
CarolynM Great review! Stacked 🙂 3mo
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Cathythoughts Great review! I have it ready to go in the next week or so 👍🏻😁 3mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM I hope you like it! 😊 3mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Looking forward to reading your thoughts Cathy! 😊 3mo
batsy Happy to hear that you liked it! I'm really looking forward to it 🙂 3mo
Ruthiella @batsy It was entertaining and educational! 😊 3mo
BkClubCare Starting very soon. 2mo
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Julsmarshall
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Summer reading by the pool! #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

Soubhiville Perfect day for it! 3mo
Andrew65 Looks great. 😊 3mo
mcctrish Perfect day 3mo
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Sharpeipup
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Recommendations from a local bookstore.
Any you agree with?

Karons1 @Sharpeipup hi 👋🏻 normal people is excellent however I bailed on conversations with friends and her latest ! Rebecca is amazing you so need to read that if you haven‘t and course we should all read one ☝️ Austen a year p&p is a must ! 3mo
Sharpeipup @karons1 oddly enough I just read Rebecca and I‘ve started Conversations with Friends. 3mo
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rachelsbrittain
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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.

Kimberlone I just started this. Loving it so far! 3mo
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Bakingbookworm
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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.

Review: https://bit.ly/TrueBizReview

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Professional_Book_Dragon
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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.

LiteraryinLawrence Can‘t wait to start my copy soon! 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Loved loved loved this one!! 3mo
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Addison_Reads
True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Pickpick

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.

Megabooks Definitely 💯 agree with your review and I‘m excited to discuss it too! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Yes, loved this one! 3mo
jlhammar Yes, same for me! I think this one will be great for discussion. Looking forward to it. 3mo
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