Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis is used to being left out of conversations. Though she's been deaf since the age of six, Joey's mother has never allowed her to learn sign language. She strains to read the lips of those around her, but often fails.
Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, Sukari. Her new friends use sign language to communicate, and Joey secretly begins to learn to sign. Spending time with Charlie and Sukari, Joey has never been happier. She even starts making friends at school for the first time. But as Joey's world blooms with possibilities, Charlie's and Sukari's choices begin to narrow—until Sukari's very survival is in doubt.
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My Favorite Book Of All Time
I have read this book more times than I can count! I did several book reports on it during grade school and continues to revisit it even through high school when I needed something to fill my time. It is such a touching story.
Best book ever
I had to read this book for school and I'm glad my teacher made me read it because its such an amazing book and I recommend it to everyone. I absolutely love this book it has two of my favorite things sign language and Chimpanzees. It so touching and it teaches the lesson about sticking up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in.
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