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By Mary Herring Wright

Mary Herring Wright’s memoir adds a huge measurement to the present literature in that it's a tale through and approximately an African American deaf baby. the writer recounts her reports growing to be up as a deaf individual in Iron Mine, North Carolina, from the Twenties throughout the 1940s. Her tale is exclusive and traditionally major since it presents worthy descriptive information regarding the school and employees of the North Carolina university for Black deaf and blind students from the viewpoint of a pupil in addition to a scholar instructor. additionally, this engrossing narrative includes information about the curriculum, which integrated a week-long Black historical past occasion the place scholars realized approximately very important Blacks comparable to Madame Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and George Washington Carver. It additionally describes the actual amenities in addition to the alterations in these amenities through the years. additionally, Sounds Like Home occurs over a time period that covers significant occasions in American heritage, the melancholy and international conflict II.

Wright’s account is one among enduring religion, perseverance, and optimism. Her prepared observations will function a resource of idea for others who're challenged of their personal methods through life’s obstacles.

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