Moses Goes to School
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A day at a school for the deaf is like a day at any school. Moses goes to a special school, a public school for the deaf. He and all of his classmates are deaf or hard-of-hearing, but that doesn't mean they don't have a lot to say to each other! They communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), using visual signs and facial expressions. Isaac Millman follows Moses through a school day, telling the story in pictures and written English, and in ASL, introducing hearing children to the signs for some of the key words and ideas. At the end is a favorite song -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" -- in sign!
Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Bilingual; Physical disability; ASL/English; deaf; deaf children; hearing loss; hard of hearing
mother and father
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2001 Five to Nine Today
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Teachers' Choices, 2001 Primary (K2, ages 58)
sign language; first day of school; deaf school; New York City; hearing aids; recess; friendship
Millman, Isaac, "Moses Goes to School" (2000). Diverse Families. 1574.