The Sound of Silence
Growing Up Hearing with Deaf Parents
by Myron Uhlberg
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 May 2019 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2019
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Average rating from 18 members
This memoir is lovely and gives the reader a glimpse at life in Brooklyn in the 1940s. The author’s parents were both deaf and the discrimination that they experienced is addressed. Myron is a hearing child and he has to be the interpreter for his parents. His first language is ASL but he acquires English and laments the fact that he wasn’t as expressive as he could have been in sign. The relationship between Myron and his father is particularly touching. I can’t wait to share this book.