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The Lark Timeline


by Chad Kessler and David Boyd

Liaison May Adrales

Sofia, a young Deaf girl, has made the life-altering decision to
receive a cochlear implant. In hopes of inspiring her to remain
close to her roots, her Deaf grandfather tells her the Gothic folk
tale, "The Stepchild". Born Deaf at the brink of the Italian
Renaissance, the tale of Orella's journey takes her through a
childhood of poverty, an adolescence in hiding, and a young
adulthood at an asylum for the "cursed". However, her drive to
learn and courage to communicate with Sign Language unites a
broken kingdom, and Orella is ultimately crowned the world’s first Deaf queen.