Indies Introduce

Young Adult

  • Give Me a Sign, Anna Sortino
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780593533796, July 11, 2023 (Young Adult)

    "Sortino seamlessly blends spoken & signed dialogue, highlights a myriad of systemic issues the Deaf community faces, and showcases community thriving around disability differences. A sweet, summery coming-of-age story (with a hint of romance) that’s equal parts fun and important!”

    —Talia Smart, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

    Give Me a Sign is a smart, touching summer story about community, identity, and reconnecting with who you are. Lilah is a charming and relatable character, and I can’t wait for readers to experience her camp crushes and shenanigans, while also learning about Deaf culture!”

    —Abby Rice, Title IX: A Bookstore, Mystic, CT

    “Good representation of the Deaf community as told through the protagonist and the boy she becomes close to. The story dispels myths concerning deafness as the character gives you a glimpse into her world, as she struggles with her identity while falling in love.”

    —Gerard Villegas, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA

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