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Ely Library at Westfield State University
Handtalk Birthday by
Call Number: PZ7.C3812 Han 1987
Publication Date: 1987-04-30
Words and sign language depict friends helping a deaf woman celebrate her birthday.
Rainbow Joe and Me by
Call Number: PZ1000.S89 Rai 1999
A young girl learns the power of imagination from her blind neighbor, Rainbow Joe. Strom debuts with a determinedly exuberant book about a cool young African American artist, Eloise, whose fondness for bold colors and boldly outlined shapes is happily echoed in the full-bleed acrylic spreads. This exploration of sensory differences and similarities is enlightening and enchanting' - Kirkus Reviews'
Young Helen Keller by
Call Number: 0816725314
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
Especially for beginning readers, this biography series has large, colorful illustrations and easy-to-read texts, focusing on the childhood years of famous men and women.
Call Number: CT4300.G60 S76 2022
* Schneider Family Book Award Winner * A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn't hear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as if she, herself, were a drum.
Storyteller's Beads by
Call Number: PZ7.K9626 St 1998
Running for their lives to escape the political upheaval in Ethiopia, two young girls from different faiths form an unlikely friendship.
The Deaf Musicians by
Call Number: PZ1000.S45153 Dea 2006
Lee used to be a jazzman but now he's lost his hearing, and the bandleader had to let him go. When he goes to a school for the deaf, he meets Max, who used to play the sax, and a bass player named Rose. Read this book to find out what happens!
Through Grandpa's Eyes by
Call Number: PZ7.M2225 Th 1980
On John's visits to Grandpa's house, his blind grandfather shares with him the special way he sees and moves in the world.
Helen Keller by
Call Number: CT4300.K4284 C65 2008
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
A husband-and-wife team pay tribute to a true American hero in this textured, provocative narrative with sensory details to evoke Helen Keller's rich perception of the world around her.
El Deafo by
Call Number: CT4300.B443 B44 2014
New York Times Bestseller A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid.
From Anna by
Call Number: PZ7.L7225 Fr 1972
Anna is the clumsy member of the Solden family. She bumps into tables and she can't read the blackboard at school. Soon after her arrival in Canada she is diagnosed as being vision-impaired. Suddenly her clumsiness and learning difficulties can be explained.
Call Number: PZ7.W5718 Han 1991
Nine-year-old Hannah would do almost anything to go to school with all the other children in town. But Hannah is blind, and her parents keep her at home, where she is safe. Then Lydia Robbin, a strong-willed teacher, comes to town and convinces Hannah's parents to send her to school. At first Hannah is overjoyed. But she soon learns that there are many obstacles--and people--that stand in her way.
Seeing Lessons by
Call Number: PZ7.H43167 Se 1998
In 1832, when Abigail Carter was only ten years old, two doctors from Boston invited her to be one of the first students in an experimental institution: a school for blind people.
Sees Behind Trees by
Call Number: PZ7.D7287 Sj 1996
Set in 16th century America, this richly imagined and gorgeously written rite-of-passage story has the gravity of legend . . . Dorris once again demonstrates that he is a brilliant and deeply humane writer whose words can show you something you have never seen.--Booklist, starred review.
Singing Hands by
Call Number: PZ7.R1976 Si 2006
As one of three hearing daughters of deaf parents, 12-year-old Gussie Davis is expected to be a proper representative of Saint Jude's Church for the Deaf in Birmingham, Alabama, which is run by her father. So when Gussie starts to hum through signed services in the summer of 1948, Reverend Davis assumes she merely wants to sing out loud and sends her to a regular church downtown. Rebelling against the strict rules of the school, Gussie finally confronts the difficulties and prejudices encountered by the deaf community, all while still trying to find her own identity in the worlds of both the hearing and the deaf.
The Orange Houses by
Call Number: PZ7.G881 Or 2009
Tamika Sykes, AKA Mik, is hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school. She copes by reading lips and selling homework answers, and looks forward to the time each day when she can be alone in her room drawing. She's a tough girl who mostly keeps to herself and can shut anyone out with the click of her hearing aid. But then she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers, and Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community, and her life takes an unexpected turn.
Child of the Silent Night by
Call Number: CT4300.B747 H86 1963
The story of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind child to be taught to communicate with the outside world, some fifty years before Helen Keller.