Friday, June 14, 2013

Strong Deaf

Lynn McElfresh
Lynn McElfresh has written a new book for young readers called Strong Deaf.  The unique aspect of this book is that it is partly written from the perspective of a deaf girl. Her American Sign Language is translated into English exactly as she expresses herself. In the book, her sister is the only hearing person in her family. McElfresh wrote Strong Deaf out of her own experiences. She grew up with a deaf sister herself.  You can listen to an interview she did with a public radio station here (no transcription) or read more about the book on her web site here.

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