My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language by Emily Arnold McCully
My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language
Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Title: My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language
ISBN10: 142310028X
ISBN13: 978-1423100287
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children (July 15, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1573 kb
Size epub: 1280 kb
Rating: 5.0 ✪
Votes: 341
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Alice Cogswell was a bright and curious child and a quick learner. She also couldn't hear. And, unfortunately, in the early nineteenth century in America, there was no way to teach deaf children. One day, though, an equally curious young man named Thomas Gallaudet, Alice's neighbor, senses Alice's intelligence and agrees to find a way to teach her.  Gallaudet's interest in young Alice carries him across the ocean and back and eventually inspires him to create the nation's first school for the deaf, thus improving young Alice's life and the lives of generations of young, deaf students to come.