Reading level: Ages 4-8
Publisher: Hilton Healthy Kids; Ill edition
Enrique is special, but his family does not understand why until a stranger introduces them to other children who are just like Enrique. Only then does the family realize that Enrique is Deaf. Enrique Speaks With His Hands is a beautifully illustrated book that can help parents teach children how to be tolerable of children who are different.
She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer (February 18, 2008) by Sally Hobart Alexander & Robert Alexander
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books
When she was just two years old, Laura Bridgman lost her sight, her hearing, and most of her senses of smell and taste. At the time, no one believed a child with such severe disabilities could be taught to communicate, much less lead a full and productive life. But then a progressive doctor, who had just opened the country's first school for the blind in Boston, took her in. Laura learned to communicate, read, and write—and eventually even to teach. By the age of 12, she was world famous.