age: Teen- Adult
Josh Swiller grew up encouraged by his family to use lipreading and hearing aids to "blend in" with the larger hearing world which never seemed to work. After college, Swiller set out to find a place so far removed that his deafness would become irrelevant. His quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving hearing world leads him on a remarkable journey in an African village.
by Matthew S. Moore, Robert F. Panara
Publisher: Deaf Life Pr; 3 edition (December 2007)
The third edition includes approximately 77 biographical profiles of deaf people in a variety of fields. Teachers, lawyers, advocates, artists, athletes, scholars, journalists, scientists, administrators, leaders, travelers, communications pioneers, an Art Deco architect, an innovative shoestring-budget ASL filmmaker, one of the world's finest botanical artists, and the “World’s Greatest Lifeguard” are here. Each chapter is illustrated with a picture and a detailed bibliography.
(Note: the book jacket for the Third Edition is unavailable at this time-- the Second Edition book jacket is included above.)
Special Stories for Disability Awareness: Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals
by Mal Leicester, Taryn Shrigley-Wightman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 30, 2007)
age: 4-11 with adult supervision
This book provides stories that promote disability awareness and discussion among children aged 4–11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, exclusion, joy, success, friendship and emotional growth. Each chapter features an engaging story, linked discussion and learning materials as well as suggestions for activities and photocopy-ready handouts.