Top Sign Language Books

These are the sign language books I have either found most helpful, or that I remember best, or that are recommended by our visitors. If you want to recommend a book, e-mail me!

The Gallaudet Survival Guide to Signing

A reference book with just 500 signs.

The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary

The Joy of Signing

A classic of sign language learning that continues its popularity today.

American Sign Language the Easy Way

An instructional book organized with lessons.

Basic Course in American Sign Language

This old classic is the one that I had used to teach myself sign language in the beginning.

Sign Language Made Simple

An instructional book for learning sign language.

Signing Illustrated

An instructional book for learning sign language.

Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary

A handy dictionary of signs. Someone gave me a copy awhile ago and it is pretty handy for someone who has already learned sign language but needs to look up words.

American Sign Language Dictionary

I have not seen this one, but it is known to be a classic dictionary of sign language.

Learning American Sign Language

An instructional book for learning sign language. Covers both beginning and intermediate levels.

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