Sunday, June 21, 2015
A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption
Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris
Brandi became deaf at six years old. Since she was born to hearing parents and spoke for the first six years of her life, she spent the rest of her growing up years trying to straddle the fence between the hearing community and the deaf community. This is her story and the story of how she found her daughter Zoe.
Written in an honest and sometimes raw voice, the authors tell the story of how Brandi struggled and finally grew to accept her deafness as a blessing from God. Readers will learn more about the deaf community, its history, and the changes that have happened in the past few years to make living as a deaf person in a hearing world easier.
I enjoyed the style of writing and the story like feel of the book. But what I really appreciated was the glimpse into a culture that is so different from my own. This is a book that deals with adoption, becoming deaf, the deaf community and it's history, fighting for the rights of the minorities, and dealing with conflicts in life. I feel like I'm more educated having read it and it gave me several thoughts to ponder.
I received this book free of charge from News & Experts in exchange for my honest review.