These pictures below are from our visit to Washington School for the Deaf. In the morning, we met with the elementary students and discussed with them about ourselves as author and illustrator, Deaf dogs and the book! The students were full of energy and excited to talk about things like where they were from, their pets and what they wanted to be in the future. They were especially surprised to see there were Deaf dogs like them! When we showed them the book, they were so enthralled by it. In the end, we gave them a short and fun quiz about the story, and many had fun answering the questions. As a treat, we gave the elementary students stickers and bracelets for them to take home.
In the afternoon, we met with high school students and discussed our experience as an author and illustrator so they could see that the sky was the limit career-wise. Most were interested in writing, drawing and publishing so it was fun to share tips that we hoped they would find useful should they decide to produce a bilingual book.
We really enjoyed meeting all the students and staff. They were all very friendly and welcoming. This event would not be possible without the help of Jennifer White and Ginger Sperenza, so many thanks to them!
We hope to visit more Deaf schools in the near future!