Charlie and Frog (A Charlie and Frog book) (Hardcover)
About the Author
Karen Kane has worked as an interpreter for the Deaf community for over 25 years. Her path to Charlie and Frog took her from a small village near Rochester, New York, to the bustle of Washington, DC. The people she met along the way inspired her writing with their strength, warmth, and humor, especially those in the Deaf community. Karen graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she's not writing, you can find her in person as a sign language interpreter at Gallaudet University or lost in the stacks of her local library.
"Kane's debut, a light and engaging mystery, takes on added depth through its focus on the Deaf community. Charlie longs for kinship with others; intriguingly, it's through learning sign language that he finds friendship and connection."—Publisher's Weekly
"The mystery here is entertaining, but what makes the book unique is its positive and thorough incorporation of deafness. Kane is a graduate of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and she seamlessly integrates American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf characters into the story, subtly reminding readers that these are capable, complete individuals. A worthy addition to mystery collections."—Booklist
"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence."—Kirkus Reviews