RISE (Reading Involves Shared Experiences) ebooks are produced by a collaboration of students at Gallaudet University and Swarthmore College, under the guidance of Prof. Gene Mirus and Prof. Donna Jo Napoli. They are designed to delight deaf children and the adults who share the books with them, whether those adults be comfortable signers or not. The goal is to promote shared reading, an experience that enhances developing literacy skills.
This book was produced in collaboration with the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia.
[For more information on RISE ebooks, contact the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University or the Linguistics Department at Swarthmore College.]