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.
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church; sign language; church for the deaf; prayer; punishment; religion; Christianity; Birmingham, Alabama
Ray, Delia, "Singing Hands" (2006). Diverse Families. 1590.