Cover images of four books that are featured in this blog post.

Staff Picks

A few of our favorites!

By Angela Leppig Date: December 12, 2023

Looking for a holiday read or gift idea? Check out these recommendations!



Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War

"One of my favorites is Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War by Harry Lang. Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Lang sheds light on the struggles, resilience, and heroism of deaf soldiers and civilians who navigated the challenges of war and society. His narrative is both informative and moving, blending historical facts with personal stories that bring these remarkable individuals to life. The book's beautiful design seamlessly weaves the narrative with numerous photographs and illustrations, creating an immersive, engrossing experience for readers."—Deirdre



Deadly Charm: The Story of a Deaf Serial Killer

"True crime enthusiasts will love Deadly Charm. Authors McKay and Marie Vernon provide a great deal of insight into the whole field of understanding serial killers. It’s a real page turner!”—Valencia



Everything That Hurt Us Becomes a Ghost: Poems

"Everything That Hurt Us Becomes a Ghost is the first full-length poetry collection by deaf Indigenous poet Sage Ravenwood. This book is important reading not just for poetry lovers, but for anyone interested in taking a deeper look at how trauma and healing shape our existence. Plus the cover design, and the paper, ink, and typography in the interior pages all combine to make for a lovely reading experience!"—Katie



Signing and Belonging in Nepal

"Signing and Belonging in Nepal by Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway is a scholarly book that succeeds at engaging non-specialists because it is written with a personal touch and a strong narrative. I enjoyed learning about the Nepali Deaf community and the belief systems that influence Nepali social and cultural lives."—Angela 


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