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The words in my hands / by Asphyxia.

Asphyxia (Novelist), (author,, illustrator.).


"Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be "normal," to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind--like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up--one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. This empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781773215280
  • ISBN: 1773215280
  • ISBN: 9781773215297
  • ISBN: 1773215299
  • Physical Description: 384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Annick Press edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Annick Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previously published: Sydney, N.S.W : Allen & Unwin, 2020.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Deaf youth > Juvenile fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Social acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Processed foods > Juvenile fiction.
Deaf > Juvenile fiction.
Children of deaf parents > Juvenile fiction.
Australian Sign Language > Juvenile fiction.
Food security > Juvenile fiction.
Gardening > Juvenile fiction.
Deaf > Fiction.
Children of deaf parents > Fiction.
Australian Sign Language > Fiction.
Food insecurity > Fiction.
Gardening > Fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology)
Deaf youth.
Processed foods.
Social acceptance.
Teenage girls.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult works.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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Homer Public Library YA ASP (Text) 000163227 Teen Corner -- Fiction Available -

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