Charlie and Frog (Paperback)
About the Author
Karen Kane is currently at Gallaudet University in Washington DC, the world's only university for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, and has worked as an interpreter for the Deaf community for over 25 years. She graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts in January 2016 with a MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and worked on Charlie and Frog with A.S. King, Tom Birdseye and award-winning Canadian author Tim Wynne. Karen lives in Washington DC with her husband and youngest daughter.
"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence."—Kirkus Reviews
"The mystery here is entertaining, but what makes the book unique is its positive and thorough incorporation of deafness. Kane is a graduate of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and she seamlessly integrates American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf characters into the story, subtly reminding readers that these are capable, complete individuals. A worthy addition to mystery collections."—Booklist
"Kane's debut, a light and engaging mystery, takes on added depth through its focus on the Deaf community. Charlie longs for kinship with others; intriguingly, it's through learning sign language that he finds friendship and connection."—Publisher's Weekly