Moses Goes to School

Title

Moses Goes to School

Authors

Isaac Millman

Illustrator

Isaac Millman

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780374350697

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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!

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD570L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Bilingual; Physical disability; ASL/English; deaf; deaf children; hearing loss; hard of hearing

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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)

Keywords

sign language; first day of school; deaf school; New York City; hearing aids; recess; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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