Show Me a Sign  


This well-researched historical fiction by Ann Clare LeZotte, a Deaf librarian, is set in a thriving deaf community on Martha’s Vineyard in the early 19th century. Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected, but now she faces family turmoil and rising tensions between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. A cunning young scientist arrives hoping to discover the origin of the island’s prevalent deafness, and she must struggle to save herself from his experiment. Her story asks readers to reconsider what normal means.

“A must-read.” — Kirkus Review, starred review

“LeZotte’s novel is more than just a page-turner. Well researched and spare… sensitive… relevant… Middle-grade readers of every age will find a girl to root for who is asking all the right questions.” — Newbery Medalist, Meg Medina for the New York Times

“A triumph.” — Brian Selznick, creator of Wonderstruck and the Caldecott Honor Book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Additional information

Author Name(s)

Ann Clare LaZott

Reading Age

8 – 12 years

Grade Level

3 – 7


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