Winning sounds like this: a season with the women's basketball team at Gallaudet, the world's only university for the deaf
The Gallaudet women’s basketball team has just defeated the number one ranked team in the country, the College of New Jersey. A reporter, not wanting to be insensitive, delicately broaches the obvious question: “How can you play so well despite your hearing impairment?” Nanette Virnig, a forward for Gallaudet, puts him at ease. “We’re not hearing impaired,” she says. “We’re deaf.”
Winning Sounds Like This is the remarkable story of the nation’s most unique and inspiring women’s basketball team and its 1999–2000 season. It is the touching chronicle of players who don’t hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world.
Wayne Coffey offers an intimate and unsparing look at the players’ lives on and off the court, their struggles to overcome mistreatment and misconceptions of the hearing world, and their deeply rooted
connection to one another.
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Review: Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only University for the DeafUser Review - Sadie - Goodreads
I had no prior knowledge about this University and can honestly say I've never thought about the difficulty in playing sports without being able to hear. This book isn't only about basketball but includes some fascinating history related to being deaf. Read full review
Review: Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only University for the DeafUser Review - BeguileThySorrow... - Goodreads
Sports are historically an important part of Deaf culture so I was happy to find a book focused on the subject in general. But this bio follows the women's basketball team from Galludet, the first deaf liberal arts university, as they compete. Read full review
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