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The Silents

Abrams, Charlotte, 1929- (Book - 1996 )
The Silents
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The hearing daughter of deaf parents presents a memoir about growing up in a close-knit, community-minded Jewish family in Chicago during the Depression and World War II, a time during which her mother began to go blind. UP.

Blackwell North Amer
Author Charlotte Abrams presents her memoir of life in Chicago with her sister and her deaf parents. Hers is a loving portrayal of how a close Jewish family survived the Depression and the home front hardships of World War II with the added complications of communication for her mother and father. Rich episodes detail history from a particularly acute point of view that entertain as they subtly inform. Her father, a former prizefighter, considered the gift of a radio an intrusion until he found that he could have his hearing daughters pantomime the Joe Louis-Billy Conn fight as it occurred.
The Silents departs from other narratives about deaf parents and hearing children when the family discovers that Abrams' mother is becoming blind. With resiliency, the family turned the secret, terrifying sorrow their mother felt at losing her only contact with the world into a quest for the best way to bring it back. Should she learn braille? Should she use a cane? All of the old communication and day-to-day living routines needed to be made anew. And through it all, the family, their friends, and their neighbors, hearing and deaf, worked together to ensure that Abrams' parents remained the close, vital members of the community that they had always been.

Authors: Abrams, Charlotte, 1929-
Statement of Responsibility: Charlotte Abrams
Title: The silents
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, c1996
Characteristics: vii, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject Headings: Deaf Illinois Chicago Family relationships Chicago (Ill.) Biography Deaf Illinois Chicago Biography Parents with disabilities Illinois Chicago Biography Children of parents with disabilities Illinois Chicago Biography Abrams, Charlotte, 1929-
Topical Term: Deaf
Deaf
Parents with disabilities
Children of parents with disabilities
LCCN: 96019638
ISBN: 1563680556
Research Call Number: JFE 96-19531
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