Readers' Advisory

Pop Culture Readers’ Advisory: Switched at Birth


Switched at Birth is and ABC Family drama about two teenage girls who discover they were switched as babies. Bay Kennish was raised by the wealthy family of a former professional athlete, while Daphne Vasquez lived with a struggling single mother. Despite an illness that left Daphne deaf at a young age she enjoys sports and cooking, while Bay’s art talents include both street art and more traditional forms.

Books that will appeal to fans of Switched at Birth might include books with deaf or hard of hearing characters, books with teens adjusting to new or unexpected family situations, stories of false or mistaken identity, and non-fiction related to Bay and Daphne’s interests.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Characters

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Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John


Read My Lips by Teri Brown


Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby


The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Burke


New and Unexpected Family Situations, False and Mistaken Identity blacksheep

The Black Sheep by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout


The Lying Game by Sara Shepherd


The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding


The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal


Non-Fiction Books Switched at Birth Might Spark an Interest In: 


American Sign Language Dictionary by Martin Sternberg


 Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art by Carlo McCormick, Marc Schiller, Sara Schiller, Ethel Seno


Street Knowledge by King Adz


The Truck Food Cookbook by John T. Edge


Frida Kahlo: 1907-1954 Pain and Passion by Andrea Kettenmann

hopeIn These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais

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