Train go sorry: inside a deaf world

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Houghton Mifflin, 1994 - Education - 296 pages
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"Train go sorry" is the American Sign Language expression for "missing the boat". As a society, what portion of our own humanity is missed when we fail to recognize that deaf people are members of a unique culture? This deeply moving portrait of a special school and its people offers stories of courage and extraordinary determination.

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Great insight to the deaf community. - Goodreads
Easy to read but touches on many deeper issues. - Goodreads
I also really liked the portrayal of hearing people. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I liked the book, but constantly switching the focus to different character made it hard to really get into. Overall, I think the book did a good job portraying deaf culture and the difficulty deaf ... Read full review

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User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

Good back that peaks into Deaf culture. It rambles a bit, but I enjoyed it. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Leah Hager Cohen, a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, established herself as a serious writer in 1994 with her nonfiction book, Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World. Chosen by the American Library Association as one of the best books of 1994, Inside a Deaf World details what it was like growing up as a hearing child around deaf children. Cohen's first fiction novel, Heat Lightning, is a coming-of-age story told from the point of view of two sisters, ages eleven and twelve, who have to deal with the death of their parents.

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