Deaf Resource Centre Library

 



 Deaf Resource Library
Books can be borrowed for 3 weeks and DVDs for 1 week.
 
NEW ARRIVALS OF BOOKS/DVDS-January 2014


 
 Deaf-Blind Reality Living the Life by Scott M. Stoffel.  Most stories about disabled people are very inspirational, but never give a complete view of the daily challenges faced.  Deaf-Blind Reality explores what life is really like for persons with a combination of vision and hearing loss, and in few cases other disabilities as well.
 
 
Deaf Mental Health Care by Neil S. Glickman. This volume presents a state-of-the-art account of mental health care of deaf people.  All mental health professionals who work with deaf individuals will find this book to be an invaluable resource for creating and maintaining culturally affirmative treatment with this population.

 
Deaf Patients, Hearing Medical Personnel: Interpreting and Other Considerations by Tamara Moxham.  Although medical interpreting is the primary purpose of this book, it also covers a variety of issues that deaf people face in the medical world.  This is a useful reference for interpreters, deaf patients and their families and medical staff. 
 
 
 
 
  Silent Magic: Biographies of Deaf Magicians in the United States from the 19th to 21st Centuries by Dr. Simon J. Carmel. For the first time ever, author Dr. Simon J. Carmel, himself a deaf magician, has produced a magnificent volume which plugs a long-unfilled hole in the history of magic.  Read their intriguing anecdotes, their humorous stories, and how they persisted to overcome their challenges in pursuing their love of magic.
 
 



 Translating from ASL by Carol J. Patrie.  Translating from ASL teaches the steps necessary to allow students to focus on the message transfer without the time restrictions associated with simultaneous interpreting.  Teachers are provided with examples of appropriate responses, along with tips and a valuable Five-Step Follow-Up section to reinforce what’s been learned.
Translating from English by Carol J. Patrie.  The author encourages students and interpreters to use creativity and a range of linguistic resources to come up with a faithful translation without the pressure of real-time processing.  
Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey by Diane Chambers. This inspirational true story is about Bert Riedel, an 86- year old pianist who is deaf-blind.  The heartwarming narrative about the life-changing power of communicating using sign language is told by the author and Bert’s sign language teacher, Diane Chambers.
 
CHILDREN'S DVDs-New Arrivals (January 2014)
 
 
 

Signing Time! Leah’s Farm by Rachel Coleman. Join Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins and Signing Time’s Rachel Coleman for more signing fun!  Volume 7 teaches signs for farm animals and pets.

 

Praise Songs for Children I by Silent Word Media Resources. Learn to use sign language in a Christian context.  This DVD is great for children, Sunday School, interpreters home use and anyone learning sign language.
 


Praise Songs for Children II by Silent Word Media Resources.  Learn to use sign language in a Christian context.  This DVD is great for children, Sunday School, interpreters home use and anyone learning sign language. 
 

The GodMan  This DVD is designed for children to help them learn about Jesus and why He came.

 
ADULT DVDs-New Arrivals (January 2014)
 
 
An American Sign Language Interpretation of the 12 Steps This DVD deals with the 12 steps of A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) in ASL.
Black Sand Four students descend upon a tropical rainforest resort in Costa Rica with the purpose of having an adventurous vacation at an aunt’s place.  Beautiful waterfalls and lush green jungles are the first sign of heaven, but there’s also a darker side to paradise.  Is it protecting a secret or is it something more unspeakable?  Signed in ASL; no audio: closed captioned, rated PG-13.
Gerald is a film about a young man named Corey and his journey to learn his family secrets after he meets a Deaf autistic grandfather that he has never known. Signed in ASL; no audio: closed captioned, rated PG-13.
Jesus Since its release in 1979, the Jesus film has had more than 6 billion viewings worldwide and has been translated into 925 languages, including American Sign Language for deaf people.

 
Lift up Holy Hands is an excellent video for sign language interpreters and people interested in learning how to sign songs in a church setting, as well as for those who want to spend an enjoyable hour watching spiritual music being signed in ASL.




The Patriotic Spirit: Patriotic Songs in ASL contains familiar patriotic songs beautifully performed. Songs such as The Star Spangled Banner; America, My Country ‘Tis of Thee; America the Beautiful.

 
 

See What I Mean: Differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures contains all the classic scenes of cultural misunderstanding and explanations from the original video, PLUS four new scenes featureing the latest innovations in technology that have had a profound effect on the Deaf Community.

 
Tips and Techniques for Signing the Scriptures This DVD provides instructional commentary and professional examples for interpreting scripture to foster the participation of members who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It offers techniques for bringing visual imagery to scripture readings.



Versa Effect With time running out, Jackie and Seth must find a way back to their bodies before they get stuck in the wrong body forever?  Filmed in the vein of Freaky Friday, Versa Effect is a movie that will be enjoyed by all ages.

 


Wrong Game a group of people must participate in a game with 1 million stakes…and losing is not an option.

 
 
 
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Children’s DVDs

Baby Signing Time! Vol.1  Sets your baby’s day to music as you learn signs for everyday events in baby’s life: meal time; family; pets; and more!

Baby Signing Time! Here I Go  Vol.2  Sets your baby’s day to music as you learn signs for everyday events in baby’s life: getting dressed; traveling; being polite; getting ready for bed; and more!

Baby Signing Time! A New Day Vol.3 Sets your baby’s day to music as you learn signs for everyday events in baby’s life: nature, weather, following directions; and more!

Baby Signing Time! Let’s Be Friends Vol.4  Sets your baby’s day to music as you learn signs for everyday events in baby’s life: friends; emotions; fruits and veggies; opposites; and more!


Baby Wordsworth First Words-Around the House   Baby Wordsworth combines real-world images, puppets, art, and classical music to introduce children to 30 words from around the home.

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Children’s Songs in American Sign Language  Performed by Joanna Hawkins.  Signing songs help children learn early concepts such as emotions, colors, counting and ABC’s.
 

Deafplanet.com  Lauded as the first television series and website in American Sign Language, the award winning deafplanet.com is a television series designed for the simultaneous education and entertainment education of Deaf and hearing audiences.


Handy Stories to Read and Sign Companion   Handy Stories to Read and Sign takes a fun, illustrated approach to help beginning readers, deaf and hearing, improve their comprehension of both English and American Sign Language.  I presents five stories that increase in complexity as the children’s vocabulary and reading skills grow during the school year.
 

Little Deaf Spies  The Ranger’s badge is missing, and it’s up to six girls to try and solve this appalling mystery! Created, written and produced by students at the Texas School for the Deaf in 2002.  Presented in American Sign Language.


Santa’s Favorite Christmas Songs  This entry in the WE SIGN collection teaches kids hundreds of helpful ASL signs using fun, traditional Christmas song sing a-longs, including true classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Oh! Christmas Tree” and “the Twelve Days of Christmas.”

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Seasons and Changes K-Gr3  Titles include “The Mysterious Tadpole”, “The Caterpillar and the Polliwog” and “Time to Wonder”. In ASL.


Signing Safari- All About Me! Daily Life & Family Signs  An exciting adventure in family communication and includes numbers 1-10.


Signing Safari. Volume 1, Beginner Signs & Alphabet Inspired by the fact that learning sign language at an early age leads to enhanced family communication, Sharon researched and created a sign language program that is entertaining to learn, easy to implement, and will lessen the typical stresses of early childhood.


Signing Time! Story Time Vol. 1  It’s reading time! Story Time brings books to life with full-screen illustrations and music.  Learn how to sign key words from each story in ASL with host Rachel Coleman.

Signing Time! Playtime Signs Vol. 2  Everyone loves playtime! Alex, Leah, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs related to sharing, toys, manners and more. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all!


Signing Time! Everyday Signs Vol. 3  Alex, Leah, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for the things you see, do and experience every day.  Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all!


Signing Time! ABC Signs Vol. 5  Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach the alphabet in American Sign Language.  Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all!
 

Signing Time! My Favorite Things Vol. 6 Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for fruits, vegetables, colors of the rainbow, and activities.  Created for ages 1-8, yet fun for all!


Signing Time! The Zoo Train Vol. 9  Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for animals that you see at the zoo. Created for ages 1-9, yet fun for all.
 
Signing Time! My Day Vol. 10  Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for daily activities like waking up, getting dressed, playing, cleaning up, and going to bed.  Created for ages 1-8, yet fun for all.
 

Signing Time! My Neighborhood Vol. 11  Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for playground activities, vehicles, places to go and people to see in your neighborhood.  Created for ages 1-8, yet fun for all.
 

Signing Time! Time to Eat Vol. 12 Yum! Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman invite you to breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You will learn signs and songs for cooking, eating, setting the table, and more of your favourite foods.  Created for ages 1-8, yet fun for all.
 

Signing Time! Welcome to School Vol. 13  Now learning time is Signing Time! Join Alex and Leah for a day at school as you learn signs and songs about things to do and see in the classroom.  Created for ages 1-8, yet fun for all!
 

Signing Time! Nice to Meet You Series Two Vol. 1  Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach signs and phrases that will help you meet and greet new friends!
 

Signing Time! Happy Birthday to You Series Two Vol. 2  In Happy Birthday to You, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman invite you to Leah’s birthday party, where you’ll learn signs and phrases for all the birthday fun!
 

Signing Time! Move and Groove. Series Two Vol. 3  In Move and Groove, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you signs for all the different ways to move your body.  Get up and groove!
 

Signing Time! My Favorite Season Series Two Vol. 4  In My Favorite Season, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman take you on a signing journey through the seasons.
 

Signing Time! Going Outside Series Two Vol. 5  In Going Outside, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you signs for all the beautiful things in nature.

Signing Time! Days of the Week Series Two Vol. 6  In Days of the Week, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you signs for all the days of the week!


Signing Time! My Favorite Sport Series Two Vol. 7 In My Favorite Sport, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you all the signs for playing your favorite sport!

Signing Time! My House Series Two Vol. 8 In My House, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you the signs for rooms and things in your house.


Signing Time! My Things Series Two Vol. 9  In My Things, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you the signs for the things in your room and putting them in their “right place.”
Signing Time! Once Upon a Time Series Two Vol. 11  In Once Upon a Time, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Colman share signs for reading and story time.
 

Signing Time!  Box of Crayons Series Two Vol. 12  In Box of Crayons, Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman share signs for all your favorite colors.
 

Signing Time! Who Has the Frog? Series Two Vol. 13  In Who Has the Frog? , Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach you how to sign words like who, what, where, when, and how.

Signing Time! Practice ABCs: Level 1   The Practice Time DVDs contain unique interactive features that help you practice your sign language alphabet, fingerspelling, numbers and counting.  Host Rachel Coleman teaches you the alphabet in American Sign Language and quizzes you on what you’ve learned.


Signing Time! Practice Time 123s: Level 1  In Practice Time 123s, Rachel teaches you how to count to 20 in American Sign Language and quizzes you on what you’ve learned.


Signing Time! Sing & Sign Vol. 1-6  Sing & Sign features Rachel Coleman signing thirteen of the most popular Signing Time songs from beginning to end.

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Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween K-GR3 Titles include By the Light of the Halloween Moon, What’s Under my Bed, Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman. In ASL.

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Story Swap Deaf Tales   Story Swap, a project of the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, is a national storytelling competition, and it provides an opportunity for new Deaf authors, storytellers and illustrators to emerge.  This collection includes children and adults signing their stories.

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 The ASL Parent-Child Mother Goose Program: ASL Rhymes, Rhythms Stories....

This DVD features Christine Spink-Mitchell, a great Deaf storyteller, as Mother Goose and accompanying hosts, Mario Pizzacalla and Shannon Pollock are well known Deaf members of the community. American Sign Language rhymes, rhythms and stories for parents and their children.

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Winter Holiday Stories K-Gr3  Titles include, “In the Month of  Kislev”, “Seven Candles for Kwanzaa”, and “The Night Before Christmas”. In ASL.


Children's Books

 











An Alphabet of Animal Signs  Animal illustrations and associated signs for each letter of the alphabet.


The Best Day in Room A: Sign Language for School  American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story.  The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!


The Big Blue Bowl: Sign Language for Food  American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story.  The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!
 

 
Can You Hear a Rainbow?  The story of a deaf boy named Chris who shares his unique insight on our differences and the ways we are alike.  And we learn along with him that some things, like rainbows and friends, don’t need to be heard to be enjoyed.


Famous Fenton Has a Farm: Sign Language for Farm Animals  American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story.  The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!

 

 
First Signs (American Sign Language Babies) With 14 essential vocabulary words—including mom, dad, baby, more, airplane, help, please, thank you, hot, hurt, toilet, bath, tire, and bed—this guide helps parents and young children learn sign language and communicate more easily.


Food Signs (Early Sign Language) Presents signs for 104 familiar foods, all accompanied by colorful photographs.

 
Get Dressed (American Sign Language Babies) This guide presents words related to getting dressed: diaper, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, glasses, skirt, shorts, dress, coat, hat, blanket, costume, and pajamas.
 
I Am Deaf (Live and Learn) Part of the Live and Learn Series, this book takes a child’s point of view, especially the view of children who either have some physical challenge or lack self-confidence in going about their everyday activities.
 

Let’s Eat! (American Sign Language Babies) This guide presents words related to eating: hungry, eat, milk, juice, apple, banana, cereal, spoon, cheese, cracker, spaghetti, bread, cookie, and ice cream.
 

 
The Nest Where I Like to Rest: Sign Language for Animals  American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story.  The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!
 
 
Outside (American Sign Language Babies) Signs for grass, tree, sun, rain, flower, bug, dirt, rock, snow, wind, moon, stars, beach, and sand are included in this guide.
 

 
The Secret in the Dorm Attic  While visiting his friend Matt on the campus of his special school for the deaf, nine-year old Donald discovers something strange going on in the attic of Matt’s dorm and becomes involved in the theft of a priceless necklace from a nearby museum.
 

See the Color: Sign Language for Colors American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story.  The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!

 
Signing Time Book Vol.1 My First Signs This guide presents signs such as eat, water, milk, ball, more, bird, cat, dog, fish, car, airplane, want, shoes,  and flower.

 
Signing Time Book Vol.2 Playtime Signs  This guide presents signs such as   friend, play, train, doll, bike, bear, please, share, thank you, book, read, socks, yes, no, thirsty, drink, dirty, clean, sorry and hurt.


Signing Time Book Vol.3 Everyday Signs  This guide presents signs such as hungry, apple, cookie, cereal, banana, help, full, hot, cold, dry, wet, day, sun, night, moon,  and stars.

 










Signing Time Book Vol.4 Family, Feelings & Fun  This guide presents signs of family members, feelings such as grumpy, surprise and silly, and outdoor fun!

 
Signing Time Book Vol. 5 ABC Signs  This guide presents different fun signs of the alphabet such as A for alligator, B for baseball..... and number signs from 1 to 10.

Signing Time Book Vol. 6 My Favorite Things This guide presents signs of colours of the rainbow, some fruits and vegetables and actions such as walk, run and swim.


Silent Lotus  Although unable to speak or hear, lovely Lotus learns to perform the intricate story dances of the Cambodian court ballet.








Silly Sue: Sign Language for Actions  American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story.  The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!


Splish, Splat!   A story of a boy name Colin who wants his bedroom walls painted in blue.   His mom asks around for a house painter. The painting company she calls recommends that she hire two deaf painters named Heather and Molly. They spent all day painting and as they paint they sign to each other in American Sign Language.  The room ended to a surprising effect on the walls.  Will Colin like his new room?
 
Adult's DVDs
 
Audism Unveiled  exposes and explains another form of oppression prevalent in the Deaf community.  This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial and educational boundaries—showing how this form of oppression does lasting and harmful damage. By seeing the many faces of Audism and the deep emotional scars resulting from this discrimination, viewers will see a side of Deaf culture not found in any textbook.  (DVD, 57 mins, voiced, ASL, English & Spanish subtitles)
 

Common Expressions in ASL Vol. 1  The DVD includes 111 common English sentences and 10 English idiomatic expressions in ASL as well as interactive practice.









 
 

D-PAN (Deaf Performing Artists Network) is founded by Sean Forbes and Joel Martin.  D-PAN creates music videos featuring deaf and hard of hearing performers.  D-PAN is dedicated to promoting professional development and access to the entertainment, visual and media arts fields for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 
Deaf Yoga for Beginners Introducing the first yoga DVD taught in American Sign Language (ASL) with subtitles and music for hearing and hard of hearing viewers.


Have ASL, Will Travel Fables Around the World  Deaf storytellers captivate audiences of all ages as they use a dynamic five-step bilingual approach to skillfully narrate revered fables. Viewers will make meaningful connections between the stories and moral values that they can carry over into daily life.

 
                                        
The Hearing World Around Me Welcome to World of Trix and exciting true tales about live as a deaf person among the hearing.  With Trix’s stories, awaking in the wind, notes under the door, and more, you will see her embarrassing moments, challenges learning experiences, and a growing sense of pride.  People with no clue what deafness is like will come to understand something about it while enjoying these true stories.
Interpreting in Legal Settings  See and study normally private or restricted legal interpreting situations.  The materials are essential for the classroom as teachers guide students through in-depth discussions of unrehearsed and unscripted interpreted interaction.
 
 
 Interpreting in Medical Settings  See and study normally private or restricted legal interpreting situations.  The materials are essential for the classroom as teachers guide students through in-depth discussions of unrehearsed and unscripted interpreted interaction.
 










Keith Wann’s ASL Comedy Tour Keith Wann takes 5 other Sign Language Performers with him on the road and this is a collection of some of the best routines and hilarious stories.
                           
My Body, My Responsibility (in ASL) This is a great film for deaf and hard of hearing women of all ages, as well as parents of deaf women, healthcare providers, educators, interpreters and anyone who cares about deaf women’s health.


My Experience Different coda that! (Keith Wann)  Come learn about the Deaf and Hearing Worlds and how they often clash with the help of a mischievous child of deaf adults.









Nathie: No hand-me-downs Nathie Marbury is a legend, and justifiably so.  She was born the sixteenth of seventeen children to parents who didn’t believe in the importance of education.  Ironically, her deafness saved her life and enabled her to earn a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees.  In this full-length documentary, Nathie tells stories about her upbringing in Pittsburgh, where she sang in the church choir.  She became a mother of two and a grandmother of five, but she didn’t really find her identity as a Black Deaf woman until later in her life.  She shares stories and observations, all rich with humor and insights on the human condition.

 



Tomorrow Dad Will Still be Deaf & Other Stories  Humorous, heart rendering, educational entertainment about the delicate subject of being a CODA “Child of Deaf Adult”.  Watch and listen to wise, funny accounts of a CODA as she signs her true stories, with humor about serious issues that reflect the challenges of growing with two cultures and two different languages. (Signed in ASL, 90 mins, voiced, closed captions)
 
Trix Bruce presents A Handmade Treasury of Deaf Folktales as Trix weaves through sign language folktales, stories, jokes and other forms of cultural expression into a performance, the audience will gain insight into the Deaf experience and the ways in which Deaf people view the world around them.



 
Trix Upon a Time: An American Sign Language Storytelling Handbook Learn from storyteller Trix Bruce how to create your own visual storytelling technique!  Trix will teach you how to list details of the play that affects the body’s senses (touch, sound, smell, taste and touch) in order to breakdown a story to its essential elements for an effective storytelling.

 








You Think Deaf People Have Problems? With Angela Petrone Stratiy This DVD features Angela’s one-woman comedy show on her humorous perspectives of hearing people based on “research”, and how Deaf people survive in the Hearing world.

Adult’s Movies
 

Beyond Silence  is the powerful Academy Award nominated story of a young woman’s battle for independence and her deaf parents’ struggle to understand her gift for music. Determined to follow her dreams, Lara’s ongoing pursuit of music creates an ever-widening rift that eventually threatens to tear apart her once close-knit family.

 
Children of a Lesser God   is a love story about a speech teacher (William Hurt) who falls for a beautiful yet distant deaf girl (Marlee Matlin) in a small New England school for the deaf, and the obstacles that they face due to their differences.

 


I Love You, Japan 1999  Asako is a deaf woman determined to start an acting group in her small town with the support of her daughter Ai, who is hearing.  Through her struggles and successes, Asako inspired both deaf and hearing people to work together to accomplish great thing.









Love is Never Silent: Hallmark Hall of Fame   A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama.  A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own.  However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her.


Mr. Holland’s Opus   Richard Dreyfuss plays an aspiring composer and musician who takes a job teaching music at a local high school to save money while he composes his music.  But when his wife (Glenne Headley) becomes pregnant, Glenn Holland must put aside his dreams and address the everyday realities of his life, from the melancholy and sometimes tragic fates of his students to the discovery that the son he cherishes is deaf. 


Sound and Fury  is a documentary film released in 2000 about two American families with young deaf children and their conflict over whether or not to give their children cochlear implants, surgically implanted devices that may improve their ability to hear but may threaten their deaf identity. The film was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
 

Sweet Nothing in My Ear  Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.

  

Through Deaf Eyes  Explores nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America.  The film presents the experiences of American history from the perspective of deaf citizens.  Interviews include actor Marlee Matlin, I. King Jordan, other community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology and identity.

Adult’s Books (Biographies)
 


Alandra’s Lilacs  by Tressa Bowers.  The author recounts her experience as a hearing parent raising a deaf daughter and gives hope to other parents of deaf children. The subject takes on the oral vs. signing debate.





Bell: Alexandra Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude by Robert V. Bruce. Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the scientist best known as the inventor of the telephone, worked at a school for the deaf while attempting to invent a machine that would transmit sound by electricity.    Bell continued his scientific work for the rest of his life, and used his success and wealth to establish various research centers nationwide.



Ben’s Story: A Deaf Child’s Right to Sign by Lorraine Fletcher.  A British couple describes their struggle to provide their son with sign language instruction.
 
Breaking Silence: A Family Grows with Deafness by Ferne Pellman Glick & Donald R. Pellman.  The  reader becomes entwined in a fascinating account of deaf twins, Craig and Carson Glick, as they face the obstacles of a hearing world. 

 
Broken Ears, Wounded Hearts by George A. Harris.  The author describes the birth of his dear, multi-handicapped daughter and the experiences he and his wife had making decisions about their daughter’s medical care and education. 





Child of Grace: A Mother’s Life Changed By a Daughter’s Special Needs by Nancy Doyle Chalfant.  This disabled baby was born into an extremely wealthy family, and her daughter’s life enriched the life of her mother.  Her story shared will bring inspiration, courage and hope to others.

Deafness by David Wright.  At the age of seven, David Wright became totally deaf.  Written with humour, frankness and humility, this is both a personal account and a history of deafness.
 



Dear Dr. Bell—Your Friend, Helen Keller by Judith St. George.  Helen Keller was only six years old when she met Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.  The meeting was an eventful one, marking the beginning of a lifelong friendship.  It was Bell who guided Helen’s parents to a teacher and helped Helen adjust to an extremely public life.  “You can do anything you think you can” wrote Dr. Bell to Helen.  “Remember that many will be brave in your courage.”

 
Douglas Tilden, Portrait of a Deaf Sculptor by Mildred Albronda.  As a sculptor and as a teacher, Douglas Tilden has contributed richly to San Francisco’s charm and beauty.  As a citizen he has helped to make this city the most beautiful in America.


Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer by Harry G. Lang. Edmund Booth became a respected senior statesman of the American Deaf community, and blended with his stories of the era’s events are anecdotes and issues vital to Deaf people and their families.  His story proves again that extraordinary people vary in many ways, but they often possess a common motive in acting to enhance their communities. 




Education of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Language by Ernest Freeberg.  In the mid-nineteenth century, Laura Bridgman, a young child from New Hampshire, was the first deaf and blind person ever to learn language. Under Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe's constant tutelage, Laura voraciously absorbed the world around her, learning to communicate through finger language, as well as to write with confidence.


Gallaudet, Friend of the Deaf by Etta Degering. A biography of Thomas H. Gallaudet, who believed the deaf deserved the availability of a high school and college education and set about making it a reality.  

Gentle into the Darkness:   A Deaf Mother’s Journey into Alzheimer’s  by Patricia Conrad.  The author chronicles her Deaf mother’s life that is so representative of most Deaf people when it comes to family, education, employment and even death.
 



Growing up Deaf: Issues of Communication In a Hearing World  by Rose Pizzo.  A deaf author shares her frustrations and joys of communication in the Deaf and hearing world with her Italian parents and two hearing siblings.

 

 





Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg.  This is a memoir filled with stories about growing up not just as the hearing son of deaf parents but as a book-loving, mischief-making, tree-climbing kid during the remarkably eventful period that spanned the Depression, the War, and the early fifties.  

Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash.  The story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan who came from a poverty-stricken upbringing, her own struggle with blindness, and her relationship with the blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller. Excellent descriptions and observations bring together biographical sketches of the two individuals.

 

I Didn’t Hear the Dragon Roar by Frances M. Parsons.  A deaf grandmother gives her account of her Chinese travel in the summer of 1986. Formerly an educator in art history, she shares a unique view of China, notably of its special education and her experience as a budget traveler. 

I’ll Scream Later by Marlee Matlin.  Critically acclaimed and award-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin reveals the illuminating, moving, and often surprising  story of how she defied all expectations to become one of the most prolific and beloved actresses of our time. 

In Silence: Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World by Ruth Sidransky.  The author’s account of growing up as the hearing daughter of deaf Jewish parents in the Bronx and Brooklyn during the 1930s and 1940s reveals the challenges deaf people faced during the Depression and afterward.




Mabel Bell: Alexander’s Silent partner by Lilias M. Toward.  The author puts together an intimate biography of letters written to Marian, a deaf daughter by Marian’s mother, Mabel over a period of thirty years.

Moments of Truth: Robert R. Davila, The Story of a Deaf Leader by Harry G. Lang, Oscar P. Cohen, Joseph E. Fischgrund.  Robert R. Davila persevered to become one of the first deaf persons in history to earn a doctorate. This book summarizes a series of defining experiences that enabled Davila to rise to the pinnacle of his profession as an educator, an inspiration to many deaf people.

No Place Else: A Memoir Told in Short Stories by Floyd Wesley Brosman.  This book is a memoir, told in a series of short stories—all based on true events in troubled times—of one boy’s struggle with poverty and near deafness. 





oar of Silence: Trial and Triumph Through Deafness by Bob Schaller.  Deaf since suffering meningitis at age 2, Kenny went on to become an All-American at the University of Nebraska before playing five years of professional football, including two with the Denver Broncos in the NFL.

                                      
Speak to Me by Marcia Calhoun Forecki. This compelling true-life story deals with a single parent making the discovery that her 1-year-old son is deaf.
 

Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World by Leah Hager Cohen. It is a memoir written by the author who grew up on New York’s Lafayette School for the Deaf campus and her father is its superintendent.  As a hearing person raised among the deaf, Cohen appreciates both the intimate textures of that silent worlds and the gulf that separates it from our own.
Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World by Leah Hager Cohen. It is a memoir written by the author who grew up on New York’s Lafayette School for the Deaf campus and her father is its superintendent.  As a hearing person raised among the deaf, Cohen appreciates both the intimate textures of that silent worlds and the gulf that separates it from our own.



 

Words for a Deaf Daughter by Paul West.   When she was two, Mandy, was found to be deaf and possibly brain-damaged.  A child isolated from the world by the silence barrier, trying to break through with storms of sound and destruction.




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ASL-to-English Interpretation: Say It Like They Mean It by Jean Elaine Kelly. The focus of this book is not about how the interpreter thinks the English interpretation should be presented, but on how an English speaking consumer, with no understanding of Deaf culture, would best understand the interpreter’s voiced message.






Best Practices in Educational Interpreting 2n edition by Brenda Chafin Seal. The book offers state-of-the-art-and-science information for interpreters in primary through higher education settings.



Black and Deaf in America: Are We That Different by Ernest Hairston.  An in-depth look at some of the problems of the Black Deaf community, including lack of education and unemployment.  The book includes an important chapter on signs used in the Black community and presents interviews with prominent Black Deaf individuals who share their joys, fears and hope for the future.


 

Bridge to Sound with a “Bionic” Ear by Cynthia Farley.  This book tells the stories of parents trying to help their child; teenagers hearing for the first time; adults and seniors hearing hearing again.  It also presents extensive research documentation, lists resources for those seeking help with their hearing health decisions, and more.


 

Bridging the Worlds of the Deaf and the Hearing by Dr. Anne Toth.  The author presents a collection of papers that she has written and commentaries by those who are hearing and Deaf and who use English, French, ASL and LSQ.  Presenting a model that respects the linguistic and cultural differences between Deaf and hearing people.



Can’t Your Child Hear? A Guide for Those Who Care about Deaf Children by Roger D. Freeman, Clifton F. Carbin & Robert J. Boese.  The book is essential for helping parents, family members, and professionals to give the best possible support to deaf children and in providing them with the most current knowledge on how to raise a deaf child.


Chuck Baird: 35 Plates by Charles Crawford Baird. This is the first book on a DeVia artist.  A DeVia artist is a deaf artist who makes a statement in his art pertaining to his deaf experiences and perceptions. Chuck Baird’s art makes the reader think, analyze, inspect, and examine a deaf individual’s approach to life.
 

Cognition, Education, and Deafness: Directions For Research and Instruction by David S. Martin.  The book is recommended to anyone seeking an overview of the importance of developing critical thinking and reasoning skills in the education of hearing-impaired students.
 
 
Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary by Deborah M. Sonnenstrahl.  The unique and significant contributions that deaf artists have made to the art world are gathered in this anthology of American deaf artists.  This complete collection includes more than 300 works of art by more than 60 artists from colonial times to the present. 

 
Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America by Jack R. Gannon, Jane Butler & Laura-Jean Gilbert.  This in-depth history of Deaf America begins with an overview of the early years. Each chapter then covers a decade of history, beginning with 1880. The text is supplemented by marvelous pictures, illustrations, vignettes and biographical profiles. "Subchapters" chronicle the multi-faceted dimensions of Deaf culture by focusing on Deaf athletes and more.
 

 

Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture by Carol Padden.  Written by authors who are themselves Deaf, this unique book illuminates the life and culture of Deaf people from the inside, through their everyday talk, their shared myths, their art and performances, and the lessons they teach one another.
 

Deaf President Now! The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University by John B. Christiansen & Sharon N. Barnartt. Deaf President Now! reveals the groundswell leading up to the history-making week in 1988 when the students at Gallaudet University seized the campus and closed it down until their demands were met. To research this probing study, the authors interviewed in-depth more than 50 of the principal players. 


Deaf Professionals and Designated Interpreters: A New Paradigm by Peter C. Hauser, Karen L. Finch & Angela B. Hauser.  The book defines a new model that depends upon strong partnerships between the growing number of deaf experts and their interpreters.


Deafened People: Adjustment and Support by Kathryn Lee Woodcock & Miguel Oswald Aguayo.  The authors have provided a guide to self-help techniques of proven value to deafened people who have lost their hearing later in life. The book demonstrates that deafness is not merely a medical condition; it is a social disability that affects the individual, the family, the social circle, and the work group. 

                                

Deafness in the Family by David Luterman.  This book is about families and how they may be affected by childhood deafness.
 

Educating the Deaf: Psychology, Principles and Practices by Donald F. Moores.  Educating the Deaf is the authoritative, comprehensive standard-bearer in its market, offering balanced coverage of hotly contested issues, such as language acquisition vs. manual communication.  The test compiles all the major home, school, and community issues that affect the education of the deaf.



For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community, Its Culture, And the “Deaf Reality” 1st edition by Matthew S. Moore & Linda Levitan.  This best seller answers some of the most common questions about Deaf culture, the Deaf community and how Deaf people communicate and live. 



From Mime to Sign by Gilbert C. Eastman, Martin Noretsky & Sharon Censoplano.   Sign language skills are acquired through a progressive series of exercises based on familiar gestures and facial expression. The book helps you become more visually aware and to train you to think in pictures instead of words.



Great Interpreters Don’t Grow on Trees: 123 Steps to the Top of the Sign Language Interpreting Field by Kelley C. Clark.  The book is written for practicing interpreters who want to enhance skills and techniques and who want to be successful and diverse when facing the many challenges of providing equivalent meaning between languages and cultures.




Growing Old in Silence by Gaylene Becker. This sensitive and well-written anthropological study of the aged deaf describes a vital subculture of disabled persons.... Thought provoking implications are drawn from the deaf-aged for the more general experience of being old in America.


Guidelines: Practical Tips for Working and Socializing with Deaf-Blind People by Theresa B. Smith.  This practical guide will help you explore the effect of deaf-blindness on those of us who are not deaf-blind.  It presents ideas based on experience and observations and will help you not only with Deaf-Blind people but enjoy them as peers.



Hollywood Speaks: Deafness and the Film Entertainment Industry by John S. Schuchman.  The author’s inquiry into how deafness has been treated in movies provides us with yet another window into social history, in addition to a fresh angle from which to view Hollywood.  It provides an excellent case study of how one group, the Deaf community, has received restricted and biased depiction in the visual media, which has encouraged a distorted public perspective.