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
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
Get to know Aarron, an actor and advocate, and his journey as a Black Deaf man.
She Carries the Sword
Written by Cheyenne Clearbrook
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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