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A young girl with long braids and wearing a pink sweatshirt looks up at the sky as light shines on her face.

Mahbuba, who was born deaf, did not attend school in Afghanistan.

A young girl with long braids and wearing a pink sweatshirt looks up at the sky as light shines on her face.

Mahbuba, who was born deaf, did not attend school in Afghanistan.

Language shapes everything, so what if you never learned language until later in life?

Mahbuba, a 6 year old deaf Afghan refugee hadn’t taken sign language classes until coming to Chicago and enrolling in school.

Mahbuba, who was born deaf, did not attend school in Afghanistan.

   

Since learning American Sign Language in school, Mahbuba has been able to narrate her experiences, thoughts and observations to people around her. Something she previously had not had the opportunity to do.

Reset learns Mahbuba’s story.

GUEST: Elly Fishman, freelance journalist and author of the book Refugee High

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