Stories with characters who sign ASL

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HANDS & HEARTS

illustrated by Amy Bates

2014 Abrams

ISBN 978-1-4197-1022-3

 

KIRKUS:

This mother-daughter beach outing features an added layer: Throughout the day, they use American Sign Language to  communicate... delightfully descriptive simplicity... will lead youngsters to imagine the feelings of a soft sea breeze and the sun on their faces...emphasizes the loving bond between the two.

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

...profound calm and quiet joy... poetic summertime story...

From childrensbooks.com: This is a beautiful and important book that introduces a child to ASL through a beautiful and accessible story.

READING TODAY ONLINE (International Reading Association): ...utter joy and delight of a beach outing ... touching story about the special bond between mother and daughter.

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

... illustrations dance across the pages as Bobby swings and frolics. .. well-written ... about acceptance and being true to oneself ...should find a home on most library shelves

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To see the ASL signs used in this book, visit this dictionary.

BOBBY THE BOLD

coauthored with Eva Furrow

illustrated by Ard Hoyt

2006 Dial Books for Young Readers

ISBN 0-8037-2990-1

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Product description: ... a bilingual, fun approach to help beginning readers, deaf and hearing, improve their comprehension of both English and American Sign Language ... the perfect bilingual book for teaching children to read and sign.

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

... a top pick for young readers

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HANDY STORIES TO READ AND SIGN

coauthored with Doreen DeLuca

illustrated by Maureen Klusza

2009 Gallaudet University Press

ISBN 978-1-56368-407-4

accompanying DVD by Adrian Blue and Janiah Mitchell

ISBN 978-1-56368-433-3