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About the Author

Kathleen Marcath  is a children’s book author who first discovered American Sign Language (ASL) when she learned to sign the song “Our God Is an Awesome God.” The beauty and power of ASL captured her heart and never let go. Countless times, she’s witnessed the same magic transpire in people (deaf and hearing alike) when they learn this beautiful language. 

Kathleen holds a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Community Studies from Madonna University. Her studies inspired her to promote ASL literacy and raise awareness of its importance to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.


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In 2020, Kathleen founded ASL Picture Books to address the lack of Deaf representation in children's books. That same year, she also published her award-winning debut children’s book, My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere With Me: Illustrated in American Sign Language.

 

Kathleen lives in Michigan, and when she’s not writing, she enjoys time with her family—especially her grandchildren. Kathleen’s favorite family activities are playing games, baking, exploring the outdoors and hiking through their woods. She's  inspired by children's imagination and joy.

Our Mission

Our mission at ASL Picture Books is to help fill the need for inclusive and diverse picture books and other resources about deafness and American Sign Language (ASL).  Help d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) and hearing children discover the gift they hold and the skills to share it with the world as only they can. We work hard to foster understanding, inspire creativity and develop a greater appreciation for the unlimited potential of ASL.

Our Vision

Our vision at ASL Picture Books is a world where children of all abilities are empowered to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Moreover, we dream of a world where ASL is embraced, and its limitless potential is learned through collaboration with the Deaf community for an inclusive world.

About Us

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Regardless of whether you know a few signs or are fluent in signing, ASL opens the pathways in our brains, enhancing our cognitive skills at any age! It is TRUE!

I am thrilled to introduce you to the team creating superior videobooks and instructional videos to accompany our award-winning ASL Picture Book

My Monster Truck Goes

Everywhere with Me!

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Dustyn Blindert Videographer
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Kathleen Marcath
Author - Director 
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Diana Campbell ASL Storyteller
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Isaac Liang
Deaf Illustrator

 
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Bobbie Hinman
Editor

 
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Dennis Neubacher Voiceover Narration
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Doak Breen
Sound Production 
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April Cox
Project Manager
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Michelle Osterhout
ASL Storyteller
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Emma Massman ASL Interpreter
 
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Pardeep Mehar
Illustrator
 
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Praise Saflor
Graphic Designer

 

My Monster Truck goes Everywhere with Me was created by the collaboration of an exceptionally talented team. It takes a dedicated team of talented people to publish an Award-Winning Book! I am honored to present the team who contributed their gifts and talents to "My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me." and the accompanying four videos.

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