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The words in my hands / by Asphyxia.

By: Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley : Annick Press, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 1773215280
  • 9781773215280
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • j823/.92 23
LOC classification:
  • PZ7 .A8408 A874 2021
Awards:
  • Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner, 2022
Summary: "Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be "normal," to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind--like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up--one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a community, and believing in something better. This empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times."-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Deaf History Month : 03/13-4/15
Holdings
Item type Current library Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book NMC Library Stacks PZ7 .A8408 A874 2021 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 33039001507358

Previously published: Sydney, N.S.W: Allen & Unwin, 2020.

"Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be "normal," to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind--like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up--one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a community, and believing in something better. This empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times."-- Provided by publisher.

HL750L Lexile.

Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner, 2022

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