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Tween Book Jam: Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

Tween Book Jam: Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte In-Person

Book discussions with themed activities for tween readers. This month's book: Show Me a Sign, by Ann Clare LeZotte

Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred years later, many people there -- including Mary -- are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage.

But recent events have delivered winds of change. Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered. Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness. His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment. Her struggle to save herself is at the core of this penetrating and poignant novel that probes our perceptions of ability and disability. It will make you forever question your own ideas about what is normal.

**Pick up a free copy of the book at the Boca Raton Public Library Youth Services Desk at the time of registration (while supplies last). Books are funded by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Learning Center (Downtown) (Map )
Library Branch:
Downtown Library
  Tweens (age 9-12)  
  Class     Pre-Registered  
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