by Alex Gino - £5.99 Scholastic (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781407192772 | ISBN 10: 1407192779
Jilly is one of them. You know. Those annoyingly sorted people who have life figured out, and know exactly how it all works. Thing is, you can only control your own life, not somebody else’s. And when Jilly’s sister is born deaf, she realises she’s still got plenty to learn. What should she do? Ask for help, right?
So she connects with Derek: a deaf black sign-language user who is a fantasy fan just like she is. But Jilly’s not used to asking for advice, and she goes the wrong way about asking for it. Oops. It seems that just because she can hear doesn’t mean she knows how to listen. Can she learn to be a great sister, ally and friend who understands that life’s different for us all?
Recommended for readers aged 11-14
(Price & availability last checked: October 2018)
In booklists: Deafness: Books for Children and Young Adults, Black and Asian Characters: Older Children's Fiction, Fiction - Older Children, Disability - Books for Children, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, Disability, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, Fiction,