Monday, June 15, 2009

CODA Characters and other Resources for Deaf Parents with Hearing Children

Thanks to Tom Bull for providing this list of RESOURCES FOR DEAF PARENTS WITH HEARING CHILDREN fact sheet. Also, I have a few other books with CODA characters....

Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Ecco (September 19, 2008)
Edgar uses sign language to communicate. Louise Wilkes is a CODA and communicates using the Sign Language that her Deaf parents taught her. This character works with Deaf children and hearing children of Deaf parents. There is another secondary Deaf Character whom Edgar meets when he is four. The character communicates through Sign Language but also speaks. Edgar notes that he sounds funny (p. 49).

At Face Value (October 2008) by Emily Franklin
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Flux
Linus', a staff writer at the Word, has a father who is deaf. Linus teaches main character Cyrie sign language and the two use it throughout the book.

This book is written by a CODA author......

The Silent Time by Paul Rowe (September 2007)
Publisher: Killick Press.
The deaf character, Dulcie attends the Halifax School for the Deaf in the early 1900s, similar to the author's late mother, Elizabeth Rowe. (This is one of my all-time favorite books!)


Charles said...

Your website (blog) is actually an important resource, not full of "hot air". I enjoy your work very much. More more, I see the clamor.

Sharon Pajka-West,Ph.D. said...

Thanks Charles. I try:)

Deb Ann and Hannah said...

Thanks, Sharon for the list of this books. I just wrote them down I'd like to try out!