***Winner 2022 Schneider Family Book Award for teens***
Deaf 16-year-old Piper is trying to figure out how to survive in a near-future Australia in chaos due to high inflation and fuel shortages. Learning to sign opens Piper’s world (until now she has been expected to fit in by lipreading and speaking) but complicates her relationship with her mother. Exploring how best to respond in a hearing world as she develops her identity, Piper expresses herself in a mixed media art journal. The result is this unique book, which was first published in Australia as Future Girl.
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