The Sound of Silence

Growing Up Hearing with Deaf Parents

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Pub Date 28 May 2019 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2019

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Myron Uhlberg was born the hearing son of deaf parents at a time when American Sign Language was not well established and deaf people were often dismissed as being unintelligent. In this young reader adaptation of his acclaimed memoir, Hands of My Father, Uhlberg recalls the daily difficulties and hidden joys of growing up as the intermediary between his parents’ silent world and the world of the hearing.

Myron Uhlberg was born the hearing son of deaf parents at a time when American Sign Language was not well established and deaf people were often dismissed as being unintelligent. In this young reader...


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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.

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The author tells personal stories about his deaf father in this heartwarming memoir. It tells stories of perseverance and being yourself. I absolutely loved it.

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