A collection of adolescent books with Deaf Characters, websites, author interviews and book reviews.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The Unheard earns accolades
Congratulations to author Josh Swiller for winning the Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award for The Unheard — A Memoir of Deafness and Africa. The 2008 Peace Corps Writers Awards are for books published during 2007.
_______210 BOOKS ________________ Titles are added as I find them. This is NOT a comprehensive list. I include books that I consider "contemporary" and usually do not include out-of-print or unavailable titles. Sharon Pajka, Ph.D. yadeafcharacters@ gmail.com
New Children's Books with Deaf Characters! (click KIDS ZONE picture)
attending Finals Weekend at UVa
After the ceremonies, I'm feeling 'official'. I think I'll wear my tam everyday in class- ha!
Adolescent Deaf Characters
Acquiring fictional books that include deaf characters can be time-consuming and challenging for teachers and librarians. The research examining deaf characters in fiction is extremely limited and most of the recent articles focus on children’s literature-- specifically picture books. I hope this Blog assists teachers in recommending books with characters with whom our students can relate. I also hope this Blog assists in recommending books with multiple realities of the D/deaf human experience.
While my primary focus is adolescent and Young Adult chapter books, I will add information about children's literature and adult 'cross-over' texts from time to time.