Great History of Deaf Culture Book Recommendations

These books are absolutely necessary to learn about Deaf culture!

There is no way that I can teach you everything you need to know about the history of Deaf culture and Deaf culture on this website. You can read my Deaf Culture page, but that doesn’t hold a candle to everything you can learn from these books.

The experiences of Deaf people in these books that we recommend are more than we could ever offer you.

We have searched and searched for the best Deaf culture and history of Deaf culture books for you to learn from. We have checked them out and read their reviews. There are so many to choose from, but they are all so different!

We highly recommend all of the Deaf culture books below:

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The Best History of Deaf Culture Books

Don’t Just “Sign”… Communicate!: A Student’s Guide to ASL and the Deaf Community

by Michelle Jay

We only share general information about the history of Deaf Culture on this website, so we highly recommend Don’t Just “Sign”… Communicate! if you are learning ASL. The guide includes all of the essential Deaf Culture information you need to know so you will better understand the Deaf community and be fully prepared to talk to Deaf people.


I know, I know, this list is long for having so many great books! All I can recommend is buying a few at a time. You don’t have to read them all at once! They all cover different areas and will take you a while to read and absorb. Reading even a few of these books will greatly increase your understanding of the Deaf.

If you have a favorite Deaf culture or history of Deaf culture book that is not mentioned on this page, please share in the comments below!

Don’t forget to read our Deaf Culture page for an overview of what you will be learning about in these books!

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