Helping the world understand hearing loss and deafness
Last updated 12/9/2021 at 9am
Edmonds resident Angeliki Pedersen's illustrated book, "The Secrets Hidden Beneath the Palm Tree," shows us how to understand and interact with deaf children.
In the story, a curious girl notices hearing aids on her new classmate at school. On the playground, she asks him about them.
The boy explains in simple language about his difficulty hearing things, and about his hearing aids. They develop a fast friendship and she looks out for him from then on.
The story comes directly out of Pedersen's personal life experience. Her son, now 40, is deaf.
Each year as the new school year began, Peder...