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Children’s book highlights deaf baseball hero; benefits Deaf Action Center



The Times
Judy Christie
March 23, 2016

book_basballI’m always on the lookout for great children’s books to give my grandchildren and great-nieces and –nephews.

So I enjoyed visiting with author Nancy Churnin about her new book, “The William Hoy Story,” an inspiring and educational tale about an influential Major League Baseball player who was deaf. I immediately bought a copy for my 4-year-old great-nephew.

Last weekend she read from the book in Shreveport, and an interpreter from the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center of Louisiana signed her words.

Proceeds from all book purchases at Barnes & Noble Saturday benefited the Deaf Action Center. The benefit continues through today (March 24) with online purchases at, if you put in the book fair number, 11833704. For more information on the center, including sign-language classes, see

Read more   . . . “The William Hoy Story,”