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Speak to Me!
Second Edition
Featuring a new chapter on Charlie and Marcia today!

Marcia Calhoun Forecki

Now in Paperback!


Winner Book Award, President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped

“This compelling true-life story deals with a single parent making the discovery that her 1½-year-old son is deaf.”

Rehabilitation Literature

“With humor and openness she describes her denial of his deafness, her frustrations in dealing with family and experts, and her ultimate decision to put her son in a special school. Parents of all children will identify with both the joys and problems Forecki has experienced.”

Library Journal

Marcia Calhoun Forecki has written an engrossing, personal account of her life with Charlie, an adorable, active, deaf seven-year-old. Speak to Me! is the story of an ordinary hearing person confronted with an overwhelming reality—the fact that her son is deaf. Forecki’s struggle as a single parent to care for her child, to find the “right” schools, and to establish communication with her son will strike a familiar chord in all hearing parents of deaf children. All readers, parents or not, will be touched by the mixture of pathos and humor in this well-written account.

Marcia Calhoun Forecki, a former Spanish instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, lives in Council Bluffs, IA.

ISBN 978-0-930323-68-4, 5½ x 8½ paperback, 154 pages


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