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The Manual Alphabet with the Death Hands

A Bilingual Book in American Sign Language and English

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


It’s a different kind of ABC book.

Along with learning the alphabet in ASL, the letters are tied in to notable names of ASL history with a glossary in the back.

“The Manual Alphabet with Death Hands,” is an illustrated print and eBook in a bilingual format that can be enjoyed by readers of both languages. The choice of title, “Death Hands,” is a play on a common mistake made by speakers of English confusing the word “deaf,” with “death.” Unfortunately, yours truly had his English essay corrected with “death” replacing every “deaf” I wrote once during his junior year and the memory always stuck with me.

What's New in Version 2.1

Replaced video.


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Customer Reviews


Wonderful video showing in real time what we're reading. And a mini-history lesson on ASL to boot. Should be in every school, so kid friendly.

Love it!

We love it! Great to use it for halloween! ❤

The Manual Alphabet with the Death Hands
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  • $4.99
  • Level: Grades 3-17
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Art & Architecture
  • Published: Sep 09, 2013
  • Publisher: Vess Studios
  • Seller: Benjamin Eugene Vess
  • Print Length: 60 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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