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  • ISBN: 9781338255812
  • ISBN: 1338255819
  • Physical Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

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Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, in 1805, over a hundred years later, many people there -- including Mary -- are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage. But recent events have delivered winds of change. Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered. Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness. His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment. (Written by a deaf author and based upon a true story.).
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Scholastic Press.
Grades 4-6. Scholastic Press.
Subject: Deaf children > Juvenile fiction.
Kidnapping victims > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Human experimentation in medicine > Juvenile fiction.
Wampanoag Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Sign language > Juvenile fiction.
Deaf > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Human experimentation in medicine > Fiction.
Sign language > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American.
Wampanoag Indians.
Deaf children.
Human experimentation in medicine.
Identity (Psychology)
Kidnapping victims.
Sign language.
Chilmark (Mass.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Chilmark (Mass.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Chilmark.
Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.