You’re Welcome, Universe - Whitney Gardner – Julia is an artist; her medium graffiti. She thrives on the thrill of creating and the risk of getting caught. When she is expelled from her school for the deaf , Julia seeks to find balance between feeling invisible and her desire to be seen. Her friendship with “hearie” YP unexpectedly enhances her life and art.
Macy McMillian and the Rainbow Goddess – Shari Green – This free-verse novel welcomes readers into sixth-grader Macy’s world. Through an intergenerational relationship with her neighbor, Iris, Macy learns to navigate friendships, family changes and school assignments. Iris learns to communicate with Macy through sign language, and Macy learns
how Iris sends messages through the gift of cookies.
Silent Days, Silent Dreams – Allen Say - Allen Say’s distinctive biographical picture book spotlights the work and life of James Castle, an outsider artist. Deaf and autistic, this artist used his untraditional style of art to communicate his understanding of the world. Growing up at the turn of the 20th century, Castle showed incredible resilience despite an often harsh existence.