Earlier this week (02/21/17), the CEO of the National Deaf Children’s Society and Deaf Child Worldwide, Susan Daniels posted on Huffington Post UK about Daisy and Ted's Awesome Adventures (2016) by Alex Naidoo. Daniels explains:
The book follows a deaf girl and her hearing friend as they travel through time and space, meeting everyone from monsters and magicians to dragons and dinosaurs.Daisy’s deafness sometimes poses challenges, but she always finds a creative solution - for example, using sign language on board a noisy pirate ship and asking aliens to tuck their tentacles away from their mouths when talking so that she can lip-read!
Daniels notes, “The book became an Amazon #1 best seller in its first week on sale and got really positive reviews on social media, so clearly there is demand for more disabled role models in children’s stories.”
While it does not appear that we have access to purchasing the book through Amazon here in the States, you may be able to go through the NDCS website.
The Huffington Post article can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/susan-daniels-obe/diversity-childrens-books_b_14900492.html
For more information about Daisy and Ted's Awesome Adventures (2016) by Alex Naidoo, visit the NDCS website here: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/awesomeadventures.html