DAD, JACKIE, AND ME: Deaf, Black, and Hearing: What's the Connection? The Stories Behind the Story
Presenter: Myron Uhlberg
Topic: Using Literature and Providing Access to Books
Award-winning author Myron Uhlberg will discuss his latest book, DAD, JACKIE, and ME (winner of the American Library Association 2006 Schneider Family Award). Using old family photographs and archival materials, the author will show and explain the personal and historical background for his story that connects the experience of deafness, disabilities, and race in American history.
May 7, 2008 2-3:15PM
Georgia World Congress Center
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Uhlberg's books draw heavily from his experience as the first-born hearing son of deaf parents in a Jewish home in Brooklyn. Dad, Jackie And Me is based on the summer of 1947 when he and his father cheered Jackie Robinson from the bleachers at Ebbets Field. The Printer, is loosely based on his father's life and is about a deaf printer's courage and a young boy's respect for his father.