Turn On the Light So I Can Hear by Teri Kanefield

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The hearing and deaf worlds come together in this engaging novel from an award-winning author. A young artist badly in need of money bluffs her way through an interview into a job she is not prepared for.
 To succeed, she must make room in her life for two people: Curtis, a deaf architect who has sworn he will never date a hearing woman, and thirteen-year-old Alex, profoundly deaf, rebellious, bold, and frightened.  With sign language--nimble and evocative--at its center, Turn On the Light So I Can Hear is about reaching across distances, the transformative powers of art, and finding a place to belong. Teri Kanefield's awards and distinctions include the 2015 Jane Addams Peace Association Book Award for The Girl From The Tar Paper School.

About Teri Kanefield

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Teri Kanefield, an appellate lawyer and children's book writer, is the author of Rivka's Way and The Girl from the Tar Paper School. Her articles and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Cricket Magazine, The Iowa Review, Education Week, and The American Literary Review.
Published July 27, 2014 by Armon Books. 273 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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