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Celebrate Deaf History Month Through Reading by Jenni

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Let’s celebrate Deaf History Month with these list of titles with deaf or hard of hearing characters. The following titles can be found when we reopen our buildings:

Juvenile: 

Dachy’s Deaf by Jack Hughes

Hands & Hearts by Donna Jo Napoli

Can You Hear a Rainbow? By Jamee Riggio Heelan

Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

Youth: Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Teen: 

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Adult: 

I’ll Scream Later by Marlee Matlin

Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Journey of Love, Identity, and Adoption 

by Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris


The following titles are E-books or Audio Books that can be found through HooplaOverDrive or Libby:  

Youth Titles: 

El Deafo by Cece Bell (graphic novel)

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Teen Titles:  

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Adult Titles: 

Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf


Check out our YouTube channel for videos featuring ASL by Jenni, watch our live Storytimes on Thursday at 11 am on Facebook, and contact our reference librarians for more recommendations.