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Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Newbery Medal, 2018

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud and boisterous family.

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Middle School

Daily Inspiration: Town Learns Sign Language To Surprise Man

People in Istanbul, Turkey, surprise one of its residents with the gift of communication. Muharrem is hearing impaired and relies on sign language to talk with others. 32 more words


Disability Awareness: Deaf or Hearing Impaired (Animated Video)

Inform@bility is aimed at providing information on disability-related topics to persons with disabilities and their families. In doing so, it is also aimed at raising awareness on disability and the related challenges faced by persons with disabilities and their families. 45 more words



Let’s be honest with ourselves. Losing your hearing isn’t the end of the world. In my case, I don’t know any difference. I was born with hearing impairment whereas other people may have lost it mid-point of their life-time. 394 more words


The Silent Struggle

“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.” -Willa Cather

When is the last time you thought about what someone else might be going through? 449 more words

Social Issues

Speechless Empathy

I saw a great illustration of empathy the other day, and in a place where I didn’t expect – at a movie theatre We all stood for the national anthem that’s played before the beginning of the movie. 120 more words