Learning a new language is easier than you think! This informative book teaches you the basics of American Sign Language.
As many as two million Americans communicate with American Sign Language, making it the third most-used language in the United States. American Sign Language uses easy-to-follow photographs to teach you the alphabet, numbers, and simple words and phrases. Divided into categories—such as animals, people, and pronouns—the book and accompanying flash cards show you how to use your hands to communicate. Once you've learned the alphabet, you'll build on that knowledge to learn the words for “friend,” “family,” and so much more! And when you see how the words for “chicken” and “cat” evoke a chicken opening and closing its beak and a cat stroking its whiskers, you'll truly understand how intuitive and enjoyable learning American Sign Language can be!
About the Author
Catherine Nichols is the author of more than 60 books for readers of all ages. She has written on a wide variety of topics, including a series about great artists for young readers. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and their pampered pug.
David A. Bowell is currently the principal of PS 347—“47” The American Sign Language and English Lower School in New York City. He is a Board member of New York Deaf Theatre, Ltd. and also consults ASL interpreters for Broadway productions through the Theatre Development Fund. Dave’s passions include the promoting the positive benefits of learning American Sign Language, raising standards for the education of young deaf children, traveling, and theater. His new favorite thing is sampling artisan cheeses. He lives in Harlem with his husband, Jasper, and four cats.