By: Manny Solis-Bauza, PRSA Orlando – DEI Committee
About the book:
True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk
True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they’ll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of personal and political crises threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another—and changed forever.
Source: Sara Nović’s website here.
About the author:
Resources and reviews on True Biz:
- About the book on the Penguin Random House website.
- Author website and other books by Sara Nović
- New York Times: Book Review: ‘True Biz’ by Sara Nović
- Poured Over: Sara Nović on TRUE BIZ
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