Reader Levels: Teens and Adults
Here is a humorous, first-person account by a deaf boy mainstreamed into the sixth grade of a public school. He speaks of what it is like for him and of his perceptions of others’ reactions to him.
Jake is a typical adolescent boy with opinions about everything, coping with the changes of growing up, trying to understand his parents who are tuned into adolescence, and trying to figure out his buddies who are now acting flat out weird around girls. He is also a scamp at heart, and his antics will make the reader laugh outloud.
Entertain and informative, Jake will be particularly dear to mainstream receiving teachers, professionals in the deaf and hard of hearing field, interpreters, adolescents schooled in mainstreamed classes, and their parents.