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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This book was a fascinating memoir and examination of Deaf culture from an almost-insider. The author did a wonderful job of balancing personal stories and biographical excerpts of students at ... Read full review

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User Review  - GoodGeniusLibrary - LibraryThing

This book is an outstanding view into deaf culture: the issues involved in educating deaf children, the debate over whether or not being deaf is a disability or a cultural group, the ambivalence of a ... Read full review

Contents

Coming into the Language
1
Transition Lessons
18
Prince Charming
33
Copyright

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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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