Author Anna Sortino Discusses Give Me A Sign With Amber Smith









Join Anna Sortino as she discusses her new book Give Me A Sign with Amber Smith at an in-person event on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 2 pm.


We want to celebrate Anna Sortino on her book Give Me A Sign. She will discuss the book at an in-store event at 2 pm, Saturday, July 22, 2023. Amber Smith will moderate the event. Books are available for preorder through the link below. We look forward to seeing you at this free event.



Jenny Han meets CODA in this big-hearted YA debut about first love and Deaf pride at a summer camp.

Lilah is 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. But this summer, Lilah is ready for a change. When Lilah becomes a counselor at a summer camp for the deaf and blind, her plan is to brush up on her ASL. Once there, she also finds a community. There are cute British lifeguards who break hearts but not rules, a YouTuber who’s just a bit desperate for clout, the campers Lilah’s responsible for (and overwhelmed by)—and then 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 she’s reading them wrong? One thing’s for sure: Lilah wanted change, and things here . . . they're certainly different than what she’s used to.


Author Bio:


Anna Sortino is a young adult author who writes stories about disabled characters living their lives and falling in love. She’s Deaf and passionate about diverse representation in media. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Anna has since lived in different cities from coast to coast, spending her free time exploring nature with her dog or reading on the couch with her cat. Give Me a Sign is her debut novel. You can find her at or @AnnaKSortino.


Moderator Bio:

Amber Smith is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to BeThe Last to Let GoSomething Like Gravity, and The Way I Am Now. Along with her middle-grade debut, Code Name: Serendipity, she also contributed to the award-winning YA anthology, Our Stories, Our Voices. As an advocate for increased awareness of mental health, gendered violence, and LGBTQIA+ equality, she writes in the hope that her books can help foster change and spark dialogue. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her wife and their ever-growing family of rescued dogs and cats.








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Event date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Give Me a Sign By Anna Sortino Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593533796
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 11th, 2023