Deaf, Dumb, Blind & Stupid: Michael Andersons Fight For Life by Tremayne MooreTitle: Deaf, Dumb, Blind and Stupid
Author: Tremayne Moore
Published: Maynetre Manuscripts, LLC.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Deaf, Dumb, Blind & Stupid by Tremayne Moore was a interesting read of a Michael Andersons. Truly this person experienced so much heartache it was almost to much for me to read but I continued on and made it though till the end. We find this young man is only wanting love and acceptance but unable to find it for himself only abuse. What all did we get from Michaels journal? I liked how this author was able to give the reader such a powerful heart breaking and courageous story that was full of emotions. It was interesting to see how well this story deals with religion and racism in depth referrals to the scriptures and the Bible.
O felt Deaf, Dumb, Blind and Stupid will really open your eyes and bring healing to all of those who read it. It really bothers me to think that a mother would let this happen to her son and then on to the father, then to the vile uncle and ridicule from his peers only to leave me to say OMG! To get it all you must pick up the novel to see how well this author delivers this well written story. It will be one that you will not forget any time soon.
Thanks to the author for writing such a well research and well written book. For Deaf Dumb, Blind and Stupid definitely offers awareness of child abuse. Would I recommend this novel? Yes, definitely for all victims as well as counselors. Well done to the author!
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The story of deaf education in early America was determined in good part by the fortuitous intersection of the lives of three men: Thomas H. Gallaudet, a Congregational minister without a church, Mason Fitch Cogswell, a physician who happened to be the father of a deaf child, and Laurent Clerc, a Parisian teacher deafened in early childhood. Gallaudet was an exceptional student, graduating first in the Yale College class of at the age of seventeen. Within two years he had earned a master of arts degree, also from Yale, and in he graduated from Andover Theological Seminary as an ordained Congregational minister. Ordinarily he would have taken a position as a church pastor, but confronted with poor health, he instead returned to live with his parents in Hartford, Connecticut.
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At that time, "dumb" meant only "unable to speak" as we still sometimes refer to someone being "dumbstruck" but in early America almost all those who were born deaf never learned to communicate with others except by home-made signs, and deaf people were often regarded as cognitively impaired as well. The initial impetus for a school for deaf people came from parents who wanted an education for their deaf children. Chief among these was a prominent Hartford, Connecticut surgeon named Mason Fitch Cogswell, whose daughter Alice was deaf after having contracted meningitis. Another was a lawyer and politician named Sylvester Gilbert, who had five deaf children. These two "parent advocates" as they would be called today enlisted other well-to-do parents in their efforts, including Eliphalet Kimball of Salem, Massachusetts. To these New Englanders, religious instruction was all-important, and that meant being able to read and understand the Christian Bible. It was not only money that these individuals brought to the project.
When i was asked by my juniors to come to a school and draw on its walls for their project i thought it will be just one more work of mine just like others. But this deaf and dump school is something different for me as an artist and a human being. When i used to draw on the walls it so happened that these kids also started drawing with me. Later on when i checked their sketch books i felt that there is so much creativity in these young minds. But no one is actually pushing their creativity. So in order to improve their skills I thought why not do some drawing sessions for them.