Show Me a Sign
by Ann Clare LeZotte
The year is 1805 and 11-year-old Mary Lambert is Deaf, but so are many others living in Martha's Vineyard. Almost everyone is comfortable using sign language, so Mary has never felt isolated or unusual. Everything changes when a researcher arrives and decides to study Mary to determine the cause of widespread deafness on the island. Mary must save herself and prove there is nothing wrong with being different. This #OwnVoices novel is well-researched and great for historical fiction fans. Recommended for ages 8-12.