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Fall/Winter 1997

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GREAT DEAF AMERICANS: THE SECOND EDITION
By Matthew S. Moore and Robert F. Panara

Newly revised, expanded, and updated. 70 chapters comprising 77 brief biographical profiles of eminent deaf people, past and contemporary, in a variety of fields, from aviation to teaching, representing the diversity of deaf identities in America, from culturally-Deaf to oral, from born-deaf to late-deafened. Teachers, lawyers, advocates, artists, athletes, scholars, journalists, scientists, administrators, leaders, travelers, communications pioneers, an Art Deco architect, an innovative shoestring-budget ASL filmmaker, one of the world’s finest botanical artists, and the "World’s Greatest Lifeguard" are here. Each chapter is illustrated with at least one portrait; mostly photographs. Includes a detailed bibliography.

Paperback, 512 pages
ISBN 0-9634016-6-1
$24.95

FOR HEARING PEOPLE ONLY
By Matthew S. Moore and Linda Levitan
The second edition—now in its sixth printing!

Here, in a handy Q/A format, are answers to some of the most com-monly asked questions about deaf people, their community, and their language. E.g., "Is there one sign language for all countries?" "Do all deaf people read lips?" "What is Deaf culture?" "How do deaf people feel when a hearing person approaches them in public using sign language?" Each of the 60 chapters is illustrated. Easy-to-read, enjoyable intro-duction to a complicated subject. Written especially for those with NO background. 336 pages; includes index and bibliography. The first book of its kind. And the most popular "Deaf Studies" handbook ever!

Hardcover
ISBN 0-9634016-2-9
$35.00

Paperback
ISBN 0-9634016-1-0
$19.95
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VICTORY WEEK
Text by Walter P. Kelley
Illustrations by Tony Landon McGregor

A child’s-eye view of the March 1988 "Deaf President Now" protest. The story of DPN retold in a very simple and easy-to-read text, just for children. Fully illustrated with 19 stunning full-color watercolor paintings.

Hardcover, 40 pages, large format
ISBN 0-9634016-9-6
$18.95
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ST. MICHAEL’S FALL
Poems by Raymond Luczak

A richly detailed evocation of growing up deaf, Catholic, and oral in a small Michigan town (Ironwood) during the 1970s. Witty, comical, tragic, ironic, intimate, and epic, told in Luczak’s unique "voice." Anyone who has ever worn a bulky body-pack hearing aid or struggled to decipher a parent’s garbled voice over the telephone will immediately recognize Luczak’s experience! "Crucifixion" is a powerful allegory about Deaf history and the human cost of the "Great Communications Debate"—the bitter "war of methods" that erupted in the 19th century.

Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN 0-9634016-8-8
$12.95
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MEETING HALFWAY IN ASL:
A COMMON GROUND FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AMONG DEAF AND HEARING PEOPLE
By Bernard Bragg and Jack R. Olson

The most lavishly-illustrated photographic sign-language book ever published (approx. 1,300 photographs). An ideal supplementary text for intermediate sign-language classes—but can be used and enjoyed by beginning and advanced students as well. Contains complete frame-by-frame visualizations of two anecdotes, Bragg’s "Crackers" and Olson’s "Experiences of a Hearing Educator," a "Dialogue," and Robert Frost’s poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening." Photos of 43 indispensable handshapes/classifiers are also featured. Practice texts include Olson’s "The Day I Almost Got Fired for Signing" and Bragg’s hilarious "Beefeater Catastrophe." With introduction, explanation, notes, glosses, and bibliography.

Hardcover, 192 pages
ISBN 0-9634016-7-X
$39.95—on sale for $29.95
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ON HIS DEAFNESS AND OTHER MELODIES UNHEARD
Poems by Robert F. Panara

A variety of poems, five decades worth—romantic, epic, serious, nostalgic, humorous, or just-for-fun—by the legendary teacher/writer/drama coach/sports buff. Includes his essay, "On Teaching Poetry to the Deaf (Or: Let the Student Be the Poem!)"

Paperback, 112 pages
ISBN 0-9634016-5-3
$15.95
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