Books by Deaf Authors and Illustrators For Your Classroom Library

by | Oct 18, 2021

A way to introduce your deaf and hard of hearing students to successful adults is to add a collection of books by deaf authors and illustrators in your classroom! You might already have a budding author or artist in your class! It’s easy to find books about deaf culture but how about actual published books by Deaf/HH authors? Here are some!  

Girl at War

Written by Sara Nović

Girl At War by Sara Novic

As a fiction author, Sara also has a new book coming out in Spring 2022! Check out her website for more information.  

My Struggle, My Success

Written by Aarron Loggins

My Struggle, My Success by Aarron Loggins

 Get to know Aarron, an actor and advocate, and his journey as a Black Deaf man.  

She Carries the Sword

Written by Cheyenne Clearbrook

She Carries The Sword by Cheyenna Clearbook

Teaching your students poetry? This is a great book to have! This author is also on the cast of Deaf U on Netflix. 

Handy Stories to Read and Sign

By Donna Jo Napoli and Doreen DeLuca

Illustrated by Maureen Klusza

Handy Stories to Read and Sign by Donna Jo Napoli and Doreen DeLuca. Illustarted by Maureen Klusza

We would like to note that the authors are hearing but the book was drawn by a deaf Illustrator, Maureen Klusza of MoeArt.

Black Deaf Lives Matter: A Coloring Book 

Written by Lisa D. Ramirez-Stapleton
Illustrated by Shawn Richardson 

Black Lives Matter A Coloring Book by Lisa D. Ramierez-Stapleton and Illustrated by Shawn Richardson

40% of funds from purchases of this coloring book goes towards National Black Deaf Advocates in areas of scholarships, research focused on the education for Black Deaf people, and other Black Deaf community based initiatives. 

Deaf Utopia: A Memoir – and a Love Letter to a Way of Life

Written by Nyle DiMarco with Robert Siebert

Deaf Utopia A Memoir and a Love Letter to a Way of Life by Nyle Dimarco and Robert Sibert

Nyle DiMarco, known as an actor and model, takes the reader through his journey of growing up in a hearing world as a proud deaf person. This book is available in April 2022 but you can pre-order your copy today! 

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Written by Haben Girma

Haben The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Havard Law by Haben Girma

This memoir is written by Haben Girma, a Deafblind Woman, who tells her stories of being the first Deafblind woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.  

Do you know of another book that should be in every #deafed teacher’s classroom? Let us know on our social media channels or email us at 

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