A World of Knowing: A Story About Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Andy Russell Bowen
Illustrator(s):
Elaine Wadsworth
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Millbrook Press
ISBN:
978-0876149546
Year:
Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture

This Creative Minds series biography provides a contemporary account of the life of the man who developed American Sign Language. Thomas Gallaudet was driven by the experiences of Alice Cogswell, the nine-year-old deaf daughter of a neighbor, to travel to Europe and study methods for teaching deaf students. Upon returning to the U.S., Gallaudet founded the American School for the Deaf. In 1864, his son, Edward, established the first college for the deaf which in 1986 became Gallaudet University.

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