Children of a Lesser God Author:Mark Medoff In this edition the lines "spoken" (signed) by the deaf Sarah are printed in full. The volume also contains an introduction in which Mark Medoff tells the hear-warming story of the genesis, realization, and triumph of Children of a Lesser God. — Act One of children of a Lesser god details the meeting and courtship of James Leeds and Sarah Norma... more »n. the first curtain falls on the occasion of their marriage.
what sets this action apart is the circumstance of Sarah's total deafness. And her refusal to voice words. At 26, although of college caliber, she works as a maid in the school for the deaf where James has become a teacher. Here she hides in silence her scars of early rejection of fears of being thought retarded because of the odd sounds she would make.
With great good humor and intelligence, James, hiding his own psychic wounds, faces the difficulties of his marriage and his determination to bring Sarah, who only 'signs,' into the hearing world.« less