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A girl finds a community—and love—over the course of one summer in this joyful, wholesome YA romance that celebrates Deaf pride. Think CODA meets Jenny Han!

Lilah is tired of being stuck in the middle. At least, that’s what having a hearing loss seems like sometimes—when you don’t feel “deaf enough” to identify as Deaf or hearing enough to meet the world’s expectations.

Ready for a change, Lilah becomes a counselor at a summer camp for the deaf and blind, where she plans to brush up on her ASL. There, she also finds a community. There are British lifeguards, who are very cute and very hard to understand; a YouTuber, who’s just a bit desperate for clout; the campers Lilah’s responsible for (and maybe a bit overwhelmed by)—and there’s Isaac, the dreamy Deaf counselor who volunteers to help Lilah with her signing.

Romance was never on the agenda, and Lilah’s not positive Isaac likes her that way. But all signs seem to point to love—unless Lilah’s reading them wrong? One thing’s for sure: Lilah wanted change, and things here . . . they’re definitely different than she’s used to.

Praise for Give Me a Sign

"A book that proves love is a universal language and acceptance often comes from the inside out. This story is both fun and thought-provoking, both light and heartfelt. It is definitely a new favorite.” —Kasie West, author of Sunkissed and The Fill-In Boyfriend

"Sweet and swoony. Anna Sortino gives us the perfect summer romance while deftly tackling the nuanced culture of the diverse Deaf community. Give Me a Sign is a profoundly charming story that has something for everyone—summer camp vibes, heartfelt connections, and characters you instantly root for.”  —Grace K. Shim, author of The Noh Family

"A thoughtful exploration of Deaf culture, how we communicate and connect, and what it means to belong, all wrapped up in a swoon-worthy summer camp romance." —Kaitlyn Hill, author of Love from Scratch

  • Pages: 320 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780593533796
Penguin Teen