Get Your Elbow Off the Horn: Stories through the Years

Autor/a: GANNON, Jack R.
Año: 2020
Editorial: Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University, 2020
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-1-944838-65-2
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


Get Your Elbow Off the Horn is a collection of interactions and observations written by Jack R. Gannon, a lifelong advocate for the Deaf community. Warm and amusing, Gannon’s stories begin with his rural childhood in the Ozarks and continue through his experiences as a student, educator, coach, husband, parent, and community leader. These vignettes reveal a down-to-earth family man who believes in making a difference one person at a time. Many of his recollections are brief sketches that reveal much about being Deaf—and about being human. From reflecting on the difficult choices parents must make for their children, to recounting awkward communication exchanges, Gannon marries good humor with a poignant advocacy for sign language rights. His stories preserve and share Deaf American life and culture as he experienced it.