Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Resources

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Resources

Available at the DC Public Library


American Sign Language for Adults

I See A Voice Video Relay Service Interpreters Everything Sign Language Book Learning to See It's Not What You Sign, It's How You Sign It

Armstrong, David F.  Show of Hands: A Natural History of Sign Language
Baker, Charlotte and Robin Battison, eds.  Sign Language and the Deaf Community: Essays in Honor of William C. Stokoe
Brunson, Jeremy L.  Video Relay Service Interpreters: Intricacies of Sign Language Access
Random House Webster's American Sign Language DictionaryChristopher, Dean A.  Manual Communication: A Basic Text and Workbook with Practical Exercises
Costello, Elaine.  Random House American Sign Language Dictionary
Duke, Irene.  The Everything Sign Language Book: American Sign Language Made Easy.
Fant, Lou and Barbara Bernstein Fant.  Perfect Phrases in American Sign Language for Beginners: 150 Essential Phrases for Communicating with Users of ASL
Hoza, Jack.  It’s Not What You Sign, It’s How You Sign It: Politeness in American Sign Language 
Napoli, Donna Jo, Gaw, Nicholas and Mark Mai.  Primary Movement in Sign Languages: A Study of Six Languages 
Ree, Jonathan. I See a Voice: Deafness, Language, and the Senses – A Philosophical History
Riekehof, Lottie L. The Joy of Signing
Sternberg, Martin L.  American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Dictionary
Stokoe, William C., ed. Sign and Culture: A Reader for Students of American Sign Language
Wilcox, Sherman and Phyllis Perrin Wilcox.  Learning to See: Teaching American Sign Language as a Second Language
Zinza, Jason E.  Master ASL! Fingerspelling, Numbers, and Glossing

American Sign Language for Children

An Alphabet of Animal Signs Come Sign With Us Songs in Sign Signing for Kids Teach Your Tot to Sign

An Alphabet of Animal Signs. Early Sign Language
Ananse the Spider: Why Spiders Stay on the Ceiling
Collins, S. Harold.  Expanded Songs in Sign
First Signs at HomeCollins, S. Harold.  Number and Letter Games
Coyote and Bobcat.  Sign Language Literature Series
First Signs at Home. Early Sign Language
First Signs at Play. Early Sign Language
Food Signs. Early Sign Language
Fruits and Vegetables
Flodin, Mickey.  Signing for Kids
Hafer, Jan C. and Robert M. Wilson.  Come Sign With Us: Sign Language Activities for Children
Raven and Water Monster.  Beginning Sign Language Literature Series
Sebrey, Leann.  The Parent’s Guide to Baby Signs: Early Communication with Your Infant
Thompson, Stacy A. Teach Your Tot to Sign: The Parents’ Guide to American Sign Language


Forging Deaf Education in Nineteenth-Century France Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson Blind Rage Deaf Like Me Signing in Puerto Rican

Berthier, Ferdinand.  Forging Deaf Education in Nineteenth-Century France: Biographical Sketches of Bebian, Sicard, Massieu, and Clerc
Hands of My FatherBrown, Maxine Childress. On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughter's Stories of her Black Deaf Parents
Burch, Susan and Hannah Joyner.  Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson
Heuer, Christopher Jon.  BUG: Deaf Identity and Internal Revolution
Kleege, Georgina.  Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller
Lang, Harry G.  Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer.
Lang, Harry G. Moments of Truth: Robert R. Davila, the Story of a Deaf Leader
Miller, R.H. Deaf Hearing Boy: A Memoir
Oliva, Gina A.  Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School. 
Shea, Gerald. Song Without Words: Discovering my Deafness Halfway Through Life
Spradley, Thomas S. and James P.  Deaf Like Me
Torres, Andres. Signing in Puerto Rican: A Hearing Son and His Deaf Family. 
Uhlberg, Myron. Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love
Wise, Bill. Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy

Cochlear Implants
Waltzman, Susan B. and Noel L. Cohen.  Cochlear Implants

Deaf/Disability Studies
Burch, Susan and Alison Kafer, eds.  Deaf and Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Wilcox, Sherman, ed.  American Deaf Culture: An Anthology

Smith, Theresa B.  Guidelines: Practical Tips for Working and Socializing with Deaf-Blind People

Cerney, Janet.  Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings. 
Winzer, Margret A. From Integration to Inclusion: A History of Special Education in the 20th Century

Hearing Loss

Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss. Making Music with a Hearing Loss: Strategies and Stories
Bouton, Katherine. Shouting Won't Help: Why I - and 50 Million Other Americans - Can't Hear You.
Himber, Charlotte. How to Survive Hearing Loss
Rezen, Susan V. Coping with Hearing Loss: A Guide for Adults and Their Families
Seidman, Michael D. Save Your Hearing Now: The Revolutionary Program That Can Prevent and May Even Reverse Hearing Loss
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hearing Loss


Through Deaf Eyes A Fair Chance in the Race of Life My Heart Glow The Deaf Community in America The Deaf History Reader
Deaf Empowerment

Baynton, Douglas C. Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community
Gannon, Jack R. Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America
Greenwald, Brian. A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History
Jankowski, Katherine A. Deaf Empowerment: Emergence, Struggle, and Rhetoric
McCully, Emily Arnold.  My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language
Nomeland, Melvia M. and Ronald E.   The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making
Quartararo, Anne T. Deaf Identity and Social Images in Nineteenth-Century France
Van Cleve, Jon Vickrey, ed. The Deaf History Reader

Clark, John Lee.  Deaf American Poetry: An Anthology
Luczak, Raymond.  Whispers of a Savage Sort and Other Plays About the Deaf American Experience
Rutherford, Susan.  A Study of American Deaf Folklore
Sayers, Edna Edith and Diana Moore, eds. Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford: Poems and Prose on the Early American Deaf Community.
Taavila, Pia.  Moon on the Meadow: Collected Poems
Taavila, Pia.  Two Winters

Moore, Brian C.J. Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing

A Handmade Treasury of Deaf Folktales Performed in American Sign Language
An Adventure in Cued Speech
American Sign Language: Everyday Words Activities and Events
Baby See ‘n Sign: The Basic Building Blocks for Beginning Baby Sign Language
Baby Signing TimeBaby Signing Time
Beginning ASL VideoCourse (Bravo Family)
Bummy’s Basic Parliamentary Workshop
Deaf-Blind Communication and Community
Little Deaf Spies
See What I Mean: Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Cultures
Sign Language for Everyone: How to Talk to a Person Who Can’t Hear.
Signing Time.
Tales of a Mad, Mad, Mad, ASL World
The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox: ASL Poetry 
The Preservation of American Sign Language
Trix Upon A Time: An American Sign Language Storytelling Handbook
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