From: Donna Jo Napoli <>
Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 20:16
Subject: ebooks about corona virus for deaf children


Dear dear friends,


Here are three children's books on the Internet that are about the Corona Virus.  We (Gene Mirus and I) have received permission to produce all of them in sign languages on our RISE site ( )  -- If you want to find friends or students (or yourself) to sign them for us in your sign language or in their sign language, that would be great.  Just send us the videos, and we will make the ebooks and the youtube versions.   Note that for our RISE ebooks, all signers must be deaf, where signing is their preferred mode of communication.  


If, instead, you would like to produce them yourself and put them on your own website, you can write for permission to do that (and I am sure they will give it to you -- they are very kind).  Write to Roberta Campassi:  Please, if you do make versions yourself, we would be honored if you'd consider also giving them to us so we can include them on the RISE site.


Please feel free to pass this email on to others.  And please let us know if you're going to make a video and of which story and in which sign language, so that we don't have duplicates (though that might be lovely).  We have unmasked the email of everyone we're sending this to, so that you can touch base with each other easily.


THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES for helping us.  


Donna Jo (and the spirit of Gene)



Donna Jo Napoli
Prof. of Linguistics and Social Justice
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081
610 328-8422

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