{"id":4512778977337,"title":"A Handful of Spells","handle":"a-handful-of-spells","description":"Who wouldn't want to go to a 300-year-old school of magic wave a wand and learn to fly? But this girl falls off her broom gets her spells wrong and isn't sure her cat really is a familiar spirit. All because her ears don't work as well as everyone else's. But once Caitlin Leo finds her real community everything changes. [Kimberley A. Shaw; (2014) 382 pages; soft cover]\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ch2\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/h2\u003e\u003cbr\u003eKimberley Shaw of Roslindale MA is pleased to announce publication of her first novel \u003cem\u003eA Handful of Spells \u003c\/em\u003e by Savvy Press of Brooklyn NY. The adventures of its hard-of-hearing protagonist are based on her own mainstreamed experience and the book is dedicated to the memory of Richard Bettcher former English teacher at CRHS who was himself hard-of-hearing.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHer discovery of American Sign Language which she did not begin learning until her late thirties is central to the theme of \u003cem\u003eA Handful of Spells \u003c\/em\u003e which incorporates many ideals of the signing Deaf community. Thanks to various adult-ed and immersion programs Kim has ASL-interpreted various choral concerts most recently for A Besere Velt \" a 90-voice Yiddish chorus which is based in Boston MA.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDespite having a \"reverse-slope\" hearing loss from birth Kim is a lifelong musician beginning in church choir at age 8. 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But this girl falls off her broom gets her spells wrong and isn't sure her cat really is a familiar spirit. All because her ears don't work as well as everyone else's. But once Caitlin Leo finds her real community everything changes. [Kimberley A. Shaw; (2014) 382 pages; soft cover]\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ch2\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/h2\u003e\u003cbr\u003eKimberley Shaw of Roslindale MA is pleased to announce publication of her first novel \u003cem\u003eA Handful of Spells \u003c\/em\u003e by Savvy Press of Brooklyn NY. The adventures of its hard-of-hearing protagonist are based on her own mainstreamed experience and the book is dedicated to the memory of Richard Bettcher former English teacher at CRHS who was himself hard-of-hearing.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHer discovery of American Sign Language which she did not begin learning until her late thirties is central to the theme of \u003cem\u003eA Handful of Spells \u003c\/em\u003e which incorporates many ideals of the signing Deaf community. Thanks to various adult-ed and immersion programs Kim has ASL-interpreted various choral concerts most recently for A Besere Velt \" a 90-voice Yiddish chorus which is based in Boston MA.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDespite having a \"reverse-slope\" hearing loss from birth Kim is a lifelong musician beginning in church choir at age 8. She currently plays trumpet for two Boston-area marching bands and is a proud member of Bugles Across America.\u003cbr\u003eBooks are similarly a lifelong passion eventually leading to an MLS from Simmons College. She is an acquisitions \u0026amp; serials associate at Wellesley College where German (her MHC undergrad major) is one of several languages she uses for tracking down sources to obtain needed materials. She is a 1988 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and first got acquainted with schooners while growing up in Camden Maine where she graduated CRHS in 1984.\""}

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Who wouldn't want to go to a 300-year-old school of magic wave a wand and learn to fly? But this girl falls off her broom gets her spells wrong and isn't sure her cat really is a familiar spirit. All because her ears don't work as well as everyone else's. But once Caitlin Leo finds her real community everything changes. [Kimberley A. Shaw; (2014) 382 pages; soft cover]



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Kimberley Shaw of Roslindale MA is pleased to announce publication of her first novel A Handful of Spells by Savvy Press of Brooklyn NY. The adventures of its hard-of-hearing protagonist are based on her own mainstreamed experience and the book is dedicated to the memory of Richard Bettcher former English teacher at CRHS who was himself hard-of-hearing.



Her discovery of American Sign Language which she did not begin learning until her late thirties is central to the theme of A Handful of Spells which incorporates many ideals of the signing Deaf community. Thanks to various adult-ed and immersion programs Kim has ASL-interpreted various choral concerts most recently for A Besere Velt " a 90-voice Yiddish chorus which is based in Boston MA.



Despite having a "reverse-slope" hearing loss from birth Kim is a lifelong musician beginning in church choir at age 8. She currently plays trumpet for two Boston-area marching bands and is a proud member of Bugles Across America.
Books are similarly a lifelong passion eventually leading to an MLS from Simmons College. She is an acquisitions & serials associate at Wellesley College where German (her MHC undergrad major) is one of several languages she uses for tracking down sources to obtain needed materials. She is a 1988 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and first got acquainted with schooners while growing up in Camden Maine where she graduated CRHS in 1984."
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