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Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris, a Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book

Jamee Riggio Heelan

Nominee:Young Hoosier Book Award -Picture Book (2006)
Does a rainbow make a noise? a deaf child asks a hearing friend. No, he is told. Some things don't need a noise. A rainbow is just the same for you and me.

When Chris was a baby, doctors determined that he was deaf. In this intriguing, reassuring book, Chris tells young readers about what it is like to be deaf. With the assistance of hearing aids, Chris is able to hear vibrations, loud noises, and some other sounds. With sign language, speech therapy, and an interpreter, Chris' days are much like those of hearing children, filled with classes, soccer games, and children's theater.

Accompanied by Simmonds' vivid and energetic multimedia paintings, Heelan's text explores the world of a real child and answers the questions many children may have about hearing loss.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: May 7th, 2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.26in - 9.38in - 0.34in - 0.77lb
  • EAN: 9781561452682
  • Recommended age: 06-09
  • Categories: Disabilities & Special NeedsHealth & Daily Living - Physical ImpairmentsSports & Recreation - Soccer

About the Author

Jamee Riggio Heelan holds a BS in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas. She is an education program manager at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Her work is dedicated to treating children and educating others about childhood disabilities. She lives in Illinois.

Nicola Simmonds holds a BA Honors in Visual Communications from the University of Brighton. She has been involved in the design and production of children's books for the past decade, both in England and the United States. She lives in Georgia.

Praise for this book

The material. . . is accurate and worth repeating, and the format is appealing.--School Library Journal