Readers' Advisory

Pop Culture Readers’ Advisory: Switched at Birth

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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

five flavors

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

readlips

Read My Lips by Teri Brown

hurt

Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

hamburger

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

lyinggame

The Lying Game by Sara Shepherd

Reece

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

false

The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

 

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

sign

American Sign Language Dictionary by Martin Sternberg

 trespass

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

streetknowledge

Street Knowledge by King Adz

foodtruck

The Truck Food Cookbook by John T. Edge

frida

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

hopeIn These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais

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