Signing Author Signs Books
Two chapters away from finishing "Here comes Julie Jack," a deaf classroom at Norton Elementary School in Gainesville got a visit from the person who wrote it.
"The cool thing is making a connection with the kids... its great to really meet the real deaf kids," said Ann Lezotte, author of the book.
Lezotte is an Alachua County librarian, and she's also deaf.
"I think people are surprised a lot. I've had kids or even adults say to me when they meet me at the library, you're not what I thought you would be,so I think to see a real life deaf person, and realize that basically, we're pretty much the same," she said.
Lezotte's main character, a deaf girl named Julie Jack, brings the reader into her world..
"They can relate to that character and her experiences in the classroom," said Tina Kercheval, who teaches 7 deaf children at Norton Elementary this summer.
Lezotte hopes her story-- will inspire.
"I hope that they realize that they can grow up and do anything they want, they can write a book, they can work in the library, whatever they want to do is within their reach," she said.
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