Show Me a Sign (Show Me a Sign Trilogy, Book 1)

Written by:
Ann Clare Lezotte
Narrated by:
Nora Hunter

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2021
6 hours 15 minutes
This piercing exploration of ableism and racism answers the call to dig deep, examine core beliefs, and question what is considered normal. Perfect for summer reading, distance learning, and school, peer, and family book groups.Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves a riveting Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in the early 19th century.

* 'A must-read.' -- Kirkus Review, starred review'LeZotte's novel is more than just a page-turner. Well researched and spare... sensitive... relevant... Middle-grade readers of every age will find a girl to root for who is asking all the right questions.' -- Newbery Medalist, Meg Medina for the New York Times'A triumph.' -- Brian Selznick, creator of Wonderstruck and the Caldecott Honor Book, The Invention of Hugo CabretMary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred years later, many people there -- including Mary -- are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage.But recent events have delivered winds of change. Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered. Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness. His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a 'live specimen' in a cruel experiment. Her struggle to save herself is at the core of this penetrating and poignant novel that probes our perceptions of ability and disability. It will make you forever question your own ideas about what is normal.* 'Mary's dramatic adventure will enthrall readers, but her internal equally important, and profound.' -- The Horn Book, starred review* 'Expertly crafted...exceptionally written.' -- School Library Journal, starred review* 'Engrossing.' -- Publishers Weekly, starred review'This book blew me away.' -- Alex Gino, Stonewall Award-winning author of George'Spend time in Mary's world. You'll be better for it.' -- Erin Entrada Kelly, author of the Newbery Award Winner, Hello, Universe
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