Hurt Go Happy
Tom Doherty Associates
When thirteen-year-old Joey Willis, deaf since the age of six, meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his chimpanzee Sukari, who use sign language, her world blooms with possibilities but that of the chimp begins to narrow.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Family violence; Physical disability; step father; abusive father; deaf; deaf teenager
mother and step father
Schneider Family Book Award, 2008, Winner, Teen
Best Children's Books, 2006 Children's Book
Book Sense Great Reading Group Suggestions,
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2006 Stories for Older Readers
Teachers' Choices, 2007 Advanced
chimpanzee; animal rights; eldery; sign language; independence; friendship; school for the deaf; animal testing; lip reading
Rorby, Ginny, "Hurt Go Happy" (2006). Diverse Families. 1673.