Deafness: From Discovery to Triumph
The story of the book, “Amy Signs:
A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories”
Did you know that 2 to 3 of every 1,000 children born in the United States are deaf or hard-of-hearing? During the International Week of the Deaf, author Rebecca Willman Gernon will share the inspiring life stories that she and her daughter chronicled in their book “Amy Signs: A Mother, Her Deaf Daughter, and Their Stories.” Gernon will present her book from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, at the Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., 985-646-6470 and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, at the Covington Branch Library, 310 W. 21st Ave., 985-893-6280.
Gernon said, “Amy and I wrote our story to enlighten professionals; encourage families who have a member with a disability (not just deafness); to inspire/mentor young deaf people; and to educate/entertain readers in general. “
The event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. The program will include the services of a licensed interpreter for the deaf. Light refreshments will be available. Seating space is limited to adults and children accompanied by adults. Call the hosting branch to register or register online at register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp.
Last updated 9/10/2013
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