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Opal & the Secret Code (written and illustrated by Janie Lancaster)
Opal & the Secret Code tells the true story of Opal Fleming, who grew up deaf in 1930s Oklahoma. As a child, Opal was left at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf by her father, who cared for her but had no way to communicate with her. As she watched the other students in the school, Fleming realized that they communicated using a secret code, which she later learned was American Sign Language.