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What is Sign Language?

Title

What is Sign Language?

Authors

Deborah Kent

Publisher

Enslow Elementary

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780766037717

Pages

48 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Explains the history of American Sign Language (ASL) and shares the story of Beanca, a girl who was born deaf and uses ASL to communicate.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Language Barrier; communication barrier; different languages; translation; learning a new language; language barrier; different languages; learning a new language

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

American Sign Language; deafness; deaf culture; learning ASL

Diversity Impact

direct

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