Singing Hands

Title

Singing Hands

Authors

Delia Ray

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780618657629

Pages

224 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the late 1940s, twelve-year-old Gussie, a minister's daughter, learns the definition of integrity while helping with a celebration at the Alabama School for the Deaf--her punishment for misdeeds against her deaf parents and their boarders.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

900L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; deaf; deaf children; deaf adults; hard of hearing

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007 Ages (9 to 12)
Book Sense Children's Picks
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007

Keywords

church; sign language; church for the deaf; prayer; punishment; religion; Christianity; Birmingham, Alabama

Diversity Impact

direct

Singing Hands

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