Deaf Child Crossing (英語) ペーパーバック – 2004/3/1
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Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood -- maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily.
But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out, because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn't need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend.
Marlee Matlin, deaf since she was eighteen months old, won the
Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in
Children of a Lesser God. She was nominated for Emmy Awards for
her performances in Seinfeld, Picket Fences, The
Practice, and Law & Order: SVU. Her film credits include
It's My Party and What the Bleep Do We Know!? She is the
author of Deaf Child Crossing. She has made numerous television
appearances and currently appears on The L Word. Marlee Matlin
lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four children. Visit her at
The story revolves around the maturing of two neighborhood girls of 9, one deaf and the other hearing. From each other they gain much: a best new friend, understanding of differences, and growing to find love even among quarreling, the best part is making up, etc. Takes youth of all ages back to summer vacations, summer camp, discovering best friends, learning about one's self. Truly enjoyable to dream back to those days!
This fine story by Matlin will expand many young and old people's perceptions about the deaf and their abilities. I'm going to share this book with youngsters I know, and have already donated a copy to a classroom's library.
Nice to see that so many of the reviews here did not take away the surprises at the end