Sunday, July 29, 2012
Turn a Deaf Ear by Janet Horger (Giveaway!)
I just finished an interesting book called Turn a Deaf Ear, by Janet Horger, and wanted to share my thoughts on it. Be sure to check the end of this post for the opportunity to win a copy of this book courtesy of the author.
Turn a Deaf Ear is the story of Linda and John, mostly focusing on Linda. The reader is taken through Linda's early life and experiences, complete with recipes for some of the amazing-sounding food that her Italian family dishes up. Linda meets John and in turn is introduced to the wider Deaf community and American Sign Language.
I really enjoyed this book. The writing is very personable and accessible, and it's a great multicultural experience. The challenges that Deaf people experienced during this time period (the '60s and '70s) and continue to experience are highlighted. There's also some nice humor from Linda's mother and other members of her family.
If you would like to win a copy of Turn a Deaf Ear for yourself, just enter a comment below (US/CAN only please). You can enter as often as you like, but please make sure you include some way for me to get in touch with you. I will choose a winner on August 2, 2012.