Reading List – Songs My Mother Never Sung Me

Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.

Lists will be curated by the Turning the Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage.

Expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.

All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide.

Use the promo code PERSEPHONE online to get 20% off any titles on this curated list.

See below for the list of books that were chosen for Songs My Mother Never Sung Me

List curated by Tracey Mitchell


Titles for Children Under 8:

Ninita’s Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset
by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

I Am Deaf
by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Marta Fabrega

You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion
by Margaret O’Hair, illustrated by Sofia Cordoso

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion
by Shannon Stocker & Devon Holzwarth

Titles for Ages 8-12:

El Deafo
by Cece Bell

Show Me a Sign
by Ann Clare LeZotte

The Sound of Silence: Growing Up Hearing with Deaf Parents
by Myron Uhlberg

Titles for Young Adults 12+:

The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging
by Hannalora Leavitt, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Give Me a Sign
by Anna Sortino Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults) by Alice Wong

Family Puzzle:

All Are Welcome Here! 1000 Piece Family Puzzle

Titles for Adults:

Deaf Utopia
by Nyle DiMarco

True Biz
by Sara Novic

Between Two Worlds: My Life As a Child of Deaf Adults
by David Sorensen

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
by Alice Wong


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