Joey Willis is used to being left out of the conversations. Though she’s been deaf since the age of six, her mother has never allowed Joey to learn sign language. Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, Sukari. Her new friends use sign language to communicate, and Joey secretly begins to learn to sign. Spending time with Charlie and Sukari, she has never been happier. But as Joey’s world begins to bloom with possibilities Charlie’s and Sukari’s choices begin to narrow until Sukari’s very survival is in doubt. Inspired by a true story.
Author: Ginny Rorby
Publisher: Starscape Books