Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Deaf fourth-grader Megan Merrill wants to play Dorothy in her class play and is practicing the songs in sign language, but things get complicated when her friend from camp Lizzie, transfers to her school and also wants to play Dorothy.

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A deaf fourth-grader finds her true calling when she is cast as Dorothy in a school production of "The Wizard of Oz."

Simon and Schuster
"It doesn't make sense to me...in the book, Dorothy is a girl who can hear and talk - and Toto is a little dog. So I'm sorry - but I just don't see a Dorothy who's deaf and talks with her hands and has a great big dog for Toto!"

Megan's fourth-grade class is putting on their own original musical based on the book The Wizard of Oz, and Megan wants to be the star of the show and play Dorothy. Since she's deaf, she will sign the songs for her audition. However, a problem develops when Lizzie, her best friend from camp, transfers from her all-deaf school to Megan's class - and signs the same two songs that Megan was going to do! Luckily, Megan has some other ideas up her sleeve...

Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney follow Deaf Child Crossing and Nobody's Perfect with this winning story that perfectly captures the humor, joys, and frustration of childhood friendships.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689869877
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Cooney, Doug


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Aug 07, 2012

*its an awesome book

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