Monday, July 11, 2011
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Nick Hern Books (September 13, 2011)
In Billy's family you can be as rude as you like, as possessive as you like, as critical as you like. Arguments are an expression of love, right? But Billy, who is deaf, is the only one who actually listens. When he meets Sylvia, he decides he finally wants to be heard.
At nineteen, Ashley Fiolek is already the top female competitor in a tough men's sport: motocross, one of the most dangerous extreme sports in the world. Since going pro in late 2007, Fiolek has taken gold at the X Games, twice won the American Women's Motocross Championship, and become the first woman in American motocross history to be signed to a factory team—the highest echelon of industry backing. These remarkable achievements seem even more extraordinary because Fiolek was born profoundly deaf, a handicap that makes everyday life difficult . . . and competition on the track downright treacherous.
But Fiolek has never let her disability stand in the way of her dreams, nor has she allowed her gender to limit her career. One of the sport's most talked-about stars, she's changing the way the industry views women. Kicking Up Dirt is the remarkable true story of Ashley Fiolek's ride to greatness—the inspiring tale of a courageous young woman's determination to succeed in the face of truly challenging obstacles.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: It Books; Reprint edition (June 7, 2011)
Tima is a teenager with a disability. She is deaf and the tales in this series explores her journey of acceptance. Tima always felt that people regarded being deaf as a lesser disability. Hm, ……, What did they know!! The irony is that Tima is deaf, but also perfectly oral. Therein lies the confusion for those around her. Yes. Tima is a in-betweener.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: AFOLAKE O AKINFE; 1 edition (June 13, 2011)
Master thief Michael Dane lands in jail after being snared by the FBI. During his stint he learns his deaf father has died, and he is the sole inheritor of land worth millions outside Boulder, Colorado.
Released on bail, he returns to the home he swore he'd never go back to. Michael Dane soon discovers his father's death was no accident and finds he now has two choices: dig through the broken pieces of an abusive past to solve his father's murder or become a fugitive.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: David L. Martin (2011)
This is an adult novel that may be appropriate for mature teen readers.