My Heart Glow

Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language

By McCully, Emily Arnold

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ISBN
978-1-42310-028-7
Publisher
Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2008

Gr 2-5 This picture book presents what is essentially the "creation story" of Deaf Culture in America. Though the author is not a member of that culture herself, she chose her source material well by drawing on Harlan Lane's much-respected "When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf" (Random, 1984) and presenting its most compelling moments, including Lane's imagined dialogue during the meeting between Alice Cogswell and Laurent Clerc, the first deaf teacher in the U.S. McCully wisely keeps the focus on young Alice, the girl who lost her h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2008

McCully writes of the girl whose thirst for learning spurred Thomas Gallaudet to revolutionize deaf education in North America. Since age two, Alice has been deaf, subsisting on homemade signs to communicate. In 1814, her neighbor Gallaudet begins teaching her to read. Realizing that her intellectual growth will be limited without better communication, he persuades Laurent Clerc, a deaf French educator, to come to the U...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

In 1814, Gallaudet began teaching his deaf neighbor, Alice, to read. He later helped establish a school that became the cr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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