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Proud to be Deaf

Proud to be Deaf

A wonderful child-led book that celebrates Deaf culture and introduces readers to British Sign Language.

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ISBN 9781526302182
Barcode 9781526302182
Published 13 June 2017 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Beese, Ava
By Beese, Lilli
Illustrated by Marti, Romina
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781526302182
ISBN-10 1526302187
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Wayland
Publication Date 13 June 2017
International Publication Date 11 May 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Beese, Ava
By Beese, Lilli
Illustrated by Marti, Romina
Category Disability & Illness
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 198mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 318g
Dewey Code 362.42
Catalogue Code 740854

Description of this Book

Ava is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf - and she's proud of it. She loves her Deaf community, that she's bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people. In this book, Ava introduces her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the world and explains common misconceptions about deaf people. She talks about her experiences at school making friends with hearing children, and teaches readers the BSL alphabet and basic BSL phrases. Featuring photos of Ava, her friends and family throughout, plus illustrations of hand signs.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the world and explains common misconceptions about deaf people - and introduces some of her deaf heroes who have achieved amazing things ... an excellent way to understand and empathise. * Parents In Touch *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lilli Beese (Author) Ava Beese is seven years old. When she was two, her dad Nick posted a YouTube video of her signing with her mum over dinner. It went viral, was watched almost 1.5 million times, and was picked up by BBC News. The videos her family still post of their BSL dinner chats continue to receive tens of thousands of hits. Ava's mum, Lilli Beese, is a BSL interpreter, television presenter and trainee psychologist. Ava's dad, Nick Beese, is a designer and former captain of Great Britain's deaf football team. Together, Nick and Lilli founded support group Deaf Parents Deaf Children. They regularly campaign on deaf issues.

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