Sunday, July 08, 2007

New & Upcoming Releases

Echo by Clint Kelly (July 2007)
Age Range: Teen to Adult
Main character Cassie Dixons takes a relaxing vacation and goes to the Cascade Mountains with her friends, the Fergusons, and their teenage deaf son, Cody. While Cassie sees how Cody's mother is overprotective of him, she decides to encourage him to have confidence in himself and explore; yet, "Cassie aches for the boy, knowing that hearing is both the audible and inaudible ways in which we hear each other and God"(publisher release information). When Cody disappears, the peaceful vacation turns into a frantic search for his whereabouts that has Cassie feeling guilty.

Author Clint Kelly is a communications specialist for Seattle Pacific University.

Neither-Nor: A Young Australian's Experience with Deafness by Paul Gordon Jacobs (April 2007)
Age Range: Teen to Adult

This is the story of Paul Jacobs who lost his mother when he was three months old and then lost most of his hearing at five years old. In this memoir, Jacobs shares his experiences in the classroom and with sports, including his experience playing on the Deaf Australian World Cup cricket team for; and his experiences with the positive role models who supported him.

Some Kids Are Deaf by Lola M. Schaefer (September 2007)
Age Range: 8 to 12
Schaefer's book encourages appreciation for difference. This book is marketed more for those who are not familiar with deaf people.

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