Deafness/Hearing Loss

Elana’s Ears or How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World by Gloria Roth Lowell
Elana’s Ears or How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World by Gloria Roth Lowell
This story is told from the perspective of a dog, and how she discovers and then helps her “baby sister” Elana compensate for her hearing loss by becoming her “ears”. It is a great book to begin to talk to children about hearing loss and compensatory skills or strategies they use to fill in information that they might not hear all of.
Moses Goes to the Circus by Isaac Millman
Moses Goes to the Circus by Isaac Millman
In this story Moses and his family attend the circus together. Moses, like many deaf/hard of hearing children, is the only deaf person in his family. Throughout the story Moses is teaching his sister the signs for the animals and circus acts they are seeing.
Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman
Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman
This is the first in a series of books about a boy, Moses, who is a part of a classroom with other deaf/hard of hearing children that use American Sign Language to communicate. It shows through illustrations how to sign key phrases and emphasizes how people who sign and people who speak can learn to communicate with one another.
Moses Sees a Play by Isaac Millman (2004)
Moses Sees a Play by Isaac Millman
In this story a friendship is formed between a typically hearing boy whose first language is Spanish and Moses, who uses American Sign Language to communicate. Moses is able to show empathy for his new friend and understands how frustrating it can be to not be able to communicate easily with others. Throughout the story he uses facial expressions, body gestures, and sign language to bridge the communication gap.