Author: Jeanne M. Lee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Description: The art of communication is beautifully explored in Silent Lotus, written by Jeanne M. Lee and read by Lea Salonga. This charming story introduces viewers to a little deaf girl who is blessed with the talent to communicate with her world through dance. LeVar opens the door to a vast and expressive world of non-verbal communication and even tries his hand at sign language.

Activity Suggestion: Locate copies of the sign alphabet and give each student a copy. As a class, practice forming the letters, then have student practice spelling their in sign.

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