If You Could Hear My Hands is about a 5-year-old deaf girl named Victoria. Growing up Victoria is raised by a foster family who lacks knowledge of the deaf community/culture. She was not able to express herself. Before Victoria begins school, she is adopted by a deaf couple. Eventually, Victoria learns American Sign Language and adapts the deaf culture.
About the Author:
Ana Maritza is a first-time writer, author of If You Could Hear My Hands, and is the first California State University, Northridge Deaf Studies undergraduate to intern in Washington, D.C for a member of the United States Congress. As an American Sign Language interpreter, Ana Maritza obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies, has a certification in American Sign Language, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Disability Services in Higher Education.
Ana Maritza is dedicated to the awareness and appreciation of culture. Ana Maritza works to bring awareness to not only the Hispanic community but to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community amongst other underserved communities.