Why write about a deaf child with a hearing aid and cochlear implant?
Finding a children's book that's fun with a deaf character is not easy. Finding one with a boy who wears a cochlear implant and hearing aid is even harder. Finding one written from a siblings perspective is just too tough. Joanne is also a trained teacher of the deaf.
Recently Joanne Zellweger was asked to contribute,
to BBC's Radio 4
Programme YOU and YOURS.
The issues Joanne raised were in response to a recent article about disability in children's books.Joanne stated that she wanted to ensure that children with a cochlear implant could have a role model and peer to relate to, but also to raise the importance of siblings in families who are deaf and to encourage families to include their feelings too.
My Brother John on FacebookBecome a Fan
BBC Radio 4 You and Yours March 31st 2008.
Disability in children's books. Author Joanne Zellweger featured.
My Brother John news
Buy your first edition of the book.