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ISBN: 9781429909372272 Pages, Ages 10-14
Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis is used to being left out of conversations. Though she's been deaf since the age of six, Joey's mother has never allowed her to learn sign language. She strains to read the lips of those around her, but often fails.
Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, Sukari. Her new friends use sign language to communicate, and Joey secretly begins to learn to sign. Spending time with Charlie and Sukari, Joey has never been happier. She even starts making friends at school for the first time. But as Joey's world blooms with possibilities, Charlie's and Sukari's choices begin to narrow—until Sukari's very survival is in doubt.
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Kansas William Allen White Award, Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, Book Sense Children's Pick, Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, IRA Teachers' Choices, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, Schneider Family Book Award, KLIATT Editor's Choice Best of the Year, NYPLC Children's Books 100, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List
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