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Unbowed Against the Tide

One day when Jane K. Fernandes was in second grade, she got up to sharpen her pencil. When she turned to go back to her seat, she saw her classmates laughing at her. Because she is deaf, she had not heard the teacher ordering her to sit down. Humiliated, she tore out of the classroom and ran...

By Sue Anne Pressley Montes

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