Albeit a month behind, I have had contact with Lynn McElfresh, author of Can You Feel the Thunder?(1999), about her publication Strong Deaf for a little over two years now. I'm am very excited to see it published!
Strong Deaf, Lynn McElfresh
Hardcover: 130 pages
Publisher: namelos (December 1, 2012)
Jade is the only hearing member in her family. Her older sister gets to go to the school for the deaf headed by her grandfather Gilbert, but Jade feels left out. Marla thinks her little sister is a pest and a brat. When they end up on the same softball team for the summer, neither is happy about it. Jade, the smallest player on the team, is assigned to be the catcher. It looks like it’s going to be a long season. As sisters, they are often at loggerheads, but as team mates Jade and Marla have to find ways to get along. In spite of their differences, they soon discover that each has a lot to offer the other.