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Read My Lips
Price: $8.99
SKU: L449
She's Got an Eye for Gossip
T. Brown - Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But, Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well - even across the busy cafeteria. So, when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back. From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has almost made a complete turn-around. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet...
 
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Hurt Go Happy
Price: $5.99
SKU: L667
G. Rorby - Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis has been deaf since the age of six, but her mother has never allowed her to learn sign language. Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell who signs with his baby chimpanzee, Sukari. While forming her new friendships, Joey secretly learns sign language and soon finds herself fighting for Sukari’s life. (272 pgs, soft cover, 5-3/16” x 7-5/8”)
 
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T4
Price: $14.99
SKU: L469
A Novel
A.C. LeZotte – It’s 1939 Germany, and 13-year old Paula Becker is deaf. As rumors swirl of disabled children quietly disappearing, a priest appears with an offer to shield Paula from an uncertain fate. It isn’t long before Paula needs to call upon all her strength to stay one step ahead of the Nazis. (Hardcover, 112 pages, 5” x 7”)
 
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From A to Zulinski
Price: $9.99
SKU: L242
D. Piper – Jake has finally reached high school. What awaits him in this new arena? What new mischief could he possibly generate? In this third installment in the chronicles of Jake’s schooling, you are invited to reminisce with him as he watches his fellow classmates receive their high school diplomas on graduation day. (88 pgs, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2")
 
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Those Sevy Blues
Price: $9.99
SKU: L321
D. Piper - Jake returns in the awaited sequel to "Jake's The Name, Sixth Grade's The Game". He's in seventh grade now, and just as humorous and feisty, loaded with self-esteem and ready to share his mainstreaming experiences. The compassionate, strong and irascible interpreter Mrs. Birge, returns too. Seventh grade in Jackson Junior High School offers challenges, harrowing experiences and delicately wrought humorous insights as well as the competition of a new deaf student in class.
(91 pgs, softcover, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
 
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Jake's The Name, Sixth Grade's The Game
Price: $9.99
SKU: L240
D. Piper - Jake is a typical adolescent with opinions about everything. He is also deaf and mainstreamed in a public school. Jake explains in a humorous way what it is like for him to be deaf and how others react to him. (62 pgs, softcover, 5" x 8")
 
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Singing Hands
Price: $16.00
SKU: L468
D. Ray - Drawing on firsthand accounts of her mother's own childhood with deaf parents, the author provides an inside look at the South in the 1940s. Lively humor, unforgettable characters, and meticulous research combine to make this a standout novel that offers keen insight into what it means to be hearing in a deaf world. This story is about 12-year-old Gussie Davis, one of three hearing daughters of deaf parents. Gussie confronts the difficulties and prejudices encountered by the Deaf community while still trying to find her own identity in the worlds of both the hearing and deaf. Age level: 10-14 years (248 pgs, hardcover, 6" x 8")
 
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The Raging Quiet
Price: $5.99
SKU: L445
S. Jordan - Widowed just two days after her marriage to a man twice her age, Marnie finds herself an outsider in her remote seaside village. Spurned by the townsfolk who suspect her involvement in her husband's death, she has few friends. One of which is the town madman known as Raver, who is even more of an outcast than Marnie. She discovers he's not mad but deaf. Marnie devises hand signs and wins his trust as she opens a world of communication, and the two forge a deep bond. But circumstances cause the villagers to see their relationship differently, and suddenly, Marnie finds herself facing an ordeal that threatens her future and her life. This novel is for older, young adults and anyone in a relationship with a Deaf individual. (362 pgs, softcover, 6" x 4")
 
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Leading Ladies
Price: $16.99
SKU: L446
Marlee Matlin & Doug Cooney - Megan's fourth-grade class is putting on their own original musical based on the book "The Wizard of Oz", and Megan wants to be the star of the show and play Dorothy. Since she's deaf, she will sign the songs for her audition. However, a problem develops when Lizzie, her best friend from camp, transfers from her all-deaf school to Megan's class - and signs the same two songs that Megan was going to do! Luckily, Megan has some other ideas up her sleeve. (278 pgs, hardcover, 5" x 8")
 
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Nobody's Perfect
Price: $15.95
SKU: L444
M. Matlin & D. Cooney - Once again, Marlee Matlin draws on her own experiences to tell a funny, poignant story about Megan, a spirited young girl who doesn't let anything stand in her way. Megan has spent a great deal of time planning her birthday party and making invitations for every girl in class. Then a new girl, Alexis joins the class. Alexis seems perfect: she's smart, pretty and popular. But no matter how hard Megan tries to be a friend to Alexis, the new girl is aloof or rude. Megan starts to fear that Alexis is treating her differently because she's deaf. When the girls are forced to collaborate on a school project, Megan learns the truth - and realizes that nobody's perfect. (228 pgs, hardcover, 5" x 8")
 
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Deaf Child Crossing
Price: $5.95
SKU: L442
M. Matlin - Megan and Cindy are best friends. Cindy is even learning sign language so she can communicate more easily with Megan.
 
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Child of the Silent Night
Price: $16.00
SKU: L466
The Story of Laura Bridgman
E. F. Hunter - All of us have heard about Helen Keller, but most of us today do not know of Laura, the little girl who, almost fifty years before Helen, made enormous strides against the same handicap. In fact, it was Laura's accomplishments that pioneered the way for Helen. Laura Bridgman's story is a dramatic one, a story of intelligence and courage, told with sympathy and understanding. At the Perkins Institute, she became the first deaf-blind child ever to be taught to make herself understood and to understand what others wanted to tell her. Laura's remarkable story provides inspiration for young readers.
Age level: 8-12 years. (124 pgs, hardcover, 6" x 8")
 
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A Season Of Change
Price: $3.75 $3.00 On Sale
SKU: L154
L. Hodge - Appropriate for middle-school age children. Biney is tired of people treating her as a problem because she doesn't hear well. Finally, she gets a chance to show how capable she really is. (108 pgs, softcover, 4" x 7")
 
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Waterview Manor
Price: $8.95
SKU: L940
C. Paul - Sir Malcolm left behind a mystery that had wound itself through history. Lady Victoria, Leigh Ann Butler, and Dawn Lightfoot are three deaf cousins with the ability to understand ghosts. Now, they and Kateri Cael, a new acquaintance, must solve this mystery, and perhaps discover if Kateri’s presence is a chance meeting or a carefully planned set-up. (137 pgs, soft cover, 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”)
 
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Dawn Lightfoot and the Case of the Moccasins and Old Papers
Price: $8.95
SKU: L941
C. Paul – Deaf cousins Lady Victoria, Leigh Ann Butler, and hearing but sign language fluent Kateri Cael join their deaf cousin Dawn Lightfoot in Tucson, Arizona for a haunting mystery. Spurred by their great-grandfather’s Last Will and Testament, they investigate the ghostly sounds of a crying child and its link to Dawn’s Navajo heritage. (176 pgs, soft cover, 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”)
 
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Kateri Cael and the Haunted Academy
Price: $8.95
SKU: L942
C. Paul - Kateri Cael, fluent in sign language and possessing the unique ability to understand ghosts, is a new student at St. Elizabeth's Academy. Joined by her deaf cousin Lady Victoria and a new friend, Paula, they investigate the mystery of a headless nun who plays the violin while carrying her head, an alarm clock and sheets of music! (162 pgs, soft cover, 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”)
 
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A World of Knowing
Price: $8.95
SKU: L230
A. Bowen - This biography, written for children, describes how Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet met Alice Cogswell and became interested in the education of deaf children. (64 pgs, softcover, 4" x 7")
 
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Apple Is My Sign
Price: $10.95
SKU: L280
M. Riskind - Harry Berger, or Apple Harry is reaching the end of his first term at a school for the Deaf in Pennsylvania. Join ten year old Harry in his adventures as he returns to his parent's apple farm for the holidays.
(146 pgs, softcover, 5" x 7")
 
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Balancing Act
Price: $4.99
SKU: L315
V. Scott - Fifteen year old Beth is plunged straight into danger and intrigue while on her dream trip to Egypt. To complicate matters, she has a hearing loss and a significant balance impairment. Young adults will be intrigued by the suspenseful plot and relate to the social and family issues presented. (210 pgs, softcover, 4" x 7")
 
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Belonging
Price: $9.95 $7.96 On Sale
SKU: L105
Young Adult
V. Scott - Appropriate for young teenagers. This touching story is about a fifteen year old girl who loses her hearing after an illness.
 
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Cajun's Song
Price: $15.00
SKU: L413
Darlene Toole - A delightful story that will teach youngsters and adults alike about Hearing Dogs and the role they play. Cajun's Song is a fun book with a beautiful story about a lonely dog in a shelter that becomes a very special Hearing Dog and best friend of Janice, a woman who is deaf. Together, Cajun and Janice find love and fun as they share life and help each other. Families will find it fun reading, a strong educational tool, and a good gift. Cajun's Song is a bilingual publication in English and Spanish. Middle School level.
 
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Mystery of the Totems
Price: $7.95
SKU: L411
Flying Finger Mysteries
J. Andrews - Join the Flying Fingers Club on another case. The "Winds of the Seas," a luxury cruise ship sails up the Inside Passage of Alaska where Donald, Susan and Matt solve the mystery of the totems. They meet a new friend, Whit, a thirteen-year-old boy who is struggling with his parent's recent divorce, and who believes he is being kidnapped. The Flying Fingers Club's concerns for Whit's welfare leads them to help the troubled boy. Donald, Susan, Matt and Whit also work out the conflicts that invariably occur between hearing and deaf cultures and learn about deafness and sign language through friendship while solving the mystery of the totems. (147 pgs, softcover, 6" x 9")
 
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Hasta Luego, San Diego
Price: $5.95
SKU: L211
J. Andrews - A rollicking tale of intrigue and mystery appropriate for middle school age young adults. Three sleuths, Donald, his sister Susan, and his Deaf friend Matt find themselves in the midst of an action packed adventure when they witness a theft at the San Diego Zoo. (94 pgs, softcover, 5" x 7")

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Laurent Clerc
Price: $13.95 $11.16 On Sale
SKU: L189
Deaf Culture & History
C. Carroll - Laurent Clerc helped Thomas Gallaudet establish a school to educate Deaf Americans in the 19th century.
 
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Matthew Pinkowski's Special Summer
Price: $7.95
SKU: L160
P. Quinn - Thirteen year old Matthew is about to have the best summer of his life. After arriving in his new hometown he meets some special friends. Among them, Tommy who moves and learns slowly and Laura who is Deaf. Matt leads his new friends on one adventure after another. His funny, true-to-life story is a memorable one. (188 pgs, softcover, 5" x 7")

 
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Nick's Mission
Price: $14.95
SKU: L232
C. Blatchford - Nick's hearing loss affects his life, but it never affects his character. This suspenseful story is about 12 year old Nick and his mission to save the lake. A mystery that will appeal to animal lovers and mystery buffs alike. (148 pgs, hardcover, 6" x 8")
 
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Philip and the Boy Who Said "Huh?"
Price: $12.95
SKU: L670
J. Paulits - Winnder of Mayhaven's Award for Children's Fiction. When a new boy moves into the neighborhood, his behavior provides a mystery. John Paulits writes about a boy who seems different from his classmates. In getting to know this new kid, you will meet a big unruly family, a ferocious dog, some even more ferocious little children, and parents who walk right out of real life. There is no sentimentality here. This is all about curiosity and humor, and appreciation of things unknown, all tossed together in Paulits' wonderful ability to make us laugh. (60 gps, softcover, 5-1/2" x 8-1/4")
 
 
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