Singing Hands, A Book of Delight

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Susan Cheng writes, Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to hear, but you parents are deaf?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to hear, but you parents are deaf? This is what happens to Gussie Davis in the summer of 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama in Singing Hands, published by Clarion Books. This is a 241 page book with lots of suspense. In this book, the author Delia Ray wonderfully puts us in the view of 12-year-old Gussie Davis.Gussie Davis comes to some conflicts because of her deaf parents. She goes to a deaf church, and starts to hum, which her older sister disagrees to. Because of this, she is sent to a hearing church. She does a misdeed and is given a word list as a punishment from Mrs. Fernley. Later in the book, she organizes an event despite strict orders of an instructor. I would give this book a five out of five rating. I also could not find any faults. My dad had to make me stop reading this book at a restaurant! If you are 8 to 11 years old and like suspense, I would recommend this for you. The last chapter is particularly interesting. See if you can read this awesome book yourself.

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