These recommendations can help you understand the struggles a deaf or hearing impaired person may encounter. Annotation by: St. Louis Public Library staff. Article by: St. Louis Public Library staffDeadly charm : the story of a deaf serial killer
McCay Vernon and Marie Vernon.
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2010.
From the day he was born, Patrick McCullough faced hardships and reacted with untempered anger. His mother, a soon-to-be-divorced military wife, was late to realize that he was deaf and never learned how to handle his outbursts. Eventually, she abandoned him by petitioning for him to be a ward of the state. Stints in mental institutions and dismissals from several schools punctuated the rest of McCulloughrsquo;s early years. Despite this severe childhood, no one could have predicted the outcome of his life described inDeadly Charm: The Story of a Deaf Serial Killer.Authors McCay and Marie Vernon present a compelling story about McCullough, a strikingly handsome man with a winning personality. His charm was endearing, but his incendiary temper resulted in increasing aggression and abuse. Eventually, he was convicted for the murder of two men. Yet, McCullough ingratiated himself with the court and served only seven years in prison. Once free again, he resumed his pattern of sweetness and mayhem. He beguiled sympathetic women whom he then abused and stalked. Finally, his rage culminated in a crescendo of destruction.Deadly Charmdepicts a deaf serial killer driven by frustration and violence and leaves much to consider. Did McCulloughrsquo;s deafness exacerbate his lethally violent nature? Perhaps his vicious impulses could have been constrained if his time in mental institutions had been more productive than his time in prison. nbsp;
Deaf people around the world : educational and social perspectives
Donald F. Moores and Margery S. Miller, editors.
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2009.
Moores (Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education, University of North Florida) and Miller (Gallaudet University) unite 50 scholars from 30 countries to examine the developmental, social, and educational issues deaf people face, in the context of national, regional, ethnic, and racial realities. Contributors look at issues such as communication modes used in schools, curricula of deaf schools versus regular schools, deaf teachers, and the preparation of teachers, psychologists, therapists, and other personnel who work with deaf clients. The book is organized according to geographic region. A section on international developments includes information on the International Committee on Sports for the Deaf and the World Federation of the Deaf, two global organizations administered by Deaf leaders. The book is for professionals and lay readers and students. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
CID : a journey
photography by Tom Rollins ; designed by Michael Kilfoy ; written by Kim Readmond and Michael Kilfoy with an introduction by Bob Clark.
St. Louis, Mo. : Central Institute for the Deaf, c2009.
Mean little deaf queer : a memoir
Boston : Beacon Press, c2009.
When Galloway was born, no one knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on the fetus's nervous system. With disarming candor, the author writes about her breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent world populated by unforgettable characters.
Longshot : the adventures of a deaf fundamentalist Mormon kid and his journey to the NBA
New York : HarperOne, 2009.
Allred, the first legally deaf player in the NBA, chronicles his unlikely journey from a polygamous compound in Montana to playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
I'll scream later
Marlee Matlin, with Betsy Sharkey.
New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2009.
The compelling memoir of the Academy Award-winning actress and role model for 30 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people serves as an inspiration and a lesson in overcoming adversity. color photos.
Hands of my father : a hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love
New York : Bantam Books, 2009, c2008.
Uhlberg recalls growing up the son of deaf parents in 1940s Brooklyn.
The deaf history reader
John Vickrey Van Cleve, editor.
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2007.
This extraordinary volume presents nine masterful chapters that bring together a remarkably vivid depiction of the varied Deaf experience in America. This collection features the finest scholarship from a noteworthy group of historians, including Reginald Boyd, Barry A. Crouch, Mary French, Brian H. Greenwald, Harlan Lane, Harry G. Lang, Kent R. Olney, Richard Pillard, Jill Hendricks Porco, Michael Reis, and volume editor John Vickrey Van Cleve.
These recommendations can help you understand the struggles a deaf or hearing impaired person may encounter.
Annotation by: St. Louis Public Library staff.
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff