9781563680809-1563680807-Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South

Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South

ISBN-13: 9781563680809
ISBN-10: 1563680807
Edition: First edition
Author: Wright, Mary Herring
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781563680809
ISBN-10: 1563680807
Edition: First edition
Author: Wright, Mary Herring
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Wright, Mary Herring wrote Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South comprising 296 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1563680807 and 9781563680809. Since then Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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New edition available: Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South, 20th Anniversary Edition, ISBN 978-1-944838-58-4
Features a new introduction by scholars Joseph Hill and Carolyn McCaskill

Mary Herring Wright’s memoir adds an important dimension to the current literature in that it is a story by and about an African American deaf child. The author recounts her experiences growing up as a deaf person in Iron Mine, North Carolina, from the 1920s through the 1940s. Her story is unique and historically significant because it provides valuable descriptive information about the faculty and staff of the North Carolina school for Black deaf and blind students from the perspective of a student as well as a student teacher. In addition, this engrossing narrative contains details about the curriculum, which included a week-long Black History celebration where students learned about important Blacks such as Madame Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and George Washington Carver. It also describes the physical facilities as well as the changes in those facilities over the years. In addition, Sounds Like Home occurs over a period of time that covers two major events in American history, the Depression and World War II.

Wright’s account is one of enduring faith, perseverance, and optimism. Her keen observations will serve as a source of inspiration for others who are challenged in their own ways by life’s obstacles.

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