My Heart Glow

My Heart Glow

Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language

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Discusses how Thomas Gallaudet, inspired by a young deaf woman, Alice Cogswell, went abroad to develop a sign language that was to become the American Sign Language and went on to establish the first American school dedicated exclusively to teaching deaf children.

Alice Cogswell was a bright and curious child and a quick learner. She also couldn't hear. And, unfortunately, in the early nineteenth century in America, there was no way to teach deaf children. One day, though, an equally curious young man named Thomas Gallaudet, Alice's neighbor, senses Alice's intelligence and agrees to find a way to teach her. Gallaudet's interest in young Alice carries him across the ocean and back and eventually inspires him to create the nation's first school for the deaf, thus improving young Alice's life and the lives of generations of young, deaf students to come.

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Provides the story of how American Sign Language came to be in existence in the early 1800s as a result of the love of a determined father for his deaf daughter, Alice Cogswell, and his desperate desire for her to communicate with the world.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Young Children, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423100287
Branch Call Number: J 419 MCC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Mar 06, 2012

Excellent explantion of the history of ASL.


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