Did you know that Deaf History Month is celebrated from March 13 to April 15? It celebrates Deaf culture and important people connected to Deaf history. As a young girl, I learned about Helen Keller, a deaf and blind woman, as I read through my school library's collection of biographies. Born deaf myself, imagine my delight when I found out that we shared the same birthday! My new motto became: if Helen could do it, so could I. It was not until much later that I discovered other famous Deaf people.
These are just a few of the picture books celebrating the lives and accomplishments of my favorite Deaf heroes:
Here Come the Girl Scouts! tells the story of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts.
Thomas Edison is famous for his many inventions. His hearing loss is not so well-known. Despite losing his hearing while growing up, Thomas did not let this stop him from accomplishing many things in his lifetime. Learn more about his life in A Wizard From the Start.
Baseball season is my favorite time of the year. Did you know the Deaf baseball player, William Hoy, played for the Chicago White Sox at one point in his career? Read how he overcame many challenges as he followed his dreams in The William Hoy Story and Silent Star.