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I Have a Sister, My Sister Is Deaf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2004

    Reads aloud Beautifully

    I've read this book aloud to children ranging from 2nd to 5th grade, and with most of the classes it has stirred wonderful discussions. The book reads aloud beautifully, and encourages the children to think about what it would be like to be deaf. Some of them have 'full deaf' family members, and they shared their experiences in communicating with them. We often stopped during the reading to practice saying silently 'pajamas' and 'bananas,' to experiment with conveying emotions with our faces, and meaning with our eyes. The author writes about her sister, 'She is special. There are not many sisters like mine.' Well, there are not many books like this one. The writing would also make an excellent model for children to follow in writing about a family member or friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2003

    Very Sensitive Book

    This is a lovely book to help children and adults become more aware of issues related to deafness. It really makes the point that a Deaf individual can do anything except hear. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2000

    Some stereotypes here!

    I was disappointed. The book seems to focus on what the Deaf sister can not do, rather than what she can do. Still, it may serve to open discussion with small children.

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