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  • Jessi's Secret Language

  • The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 16
  • By: Ann M. Martin
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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Jessi's Secret Language

By: Ann M. Martin
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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Summary

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters. 

Jessi knows a secret language! She learned it from Matt Braddock, the BSC's newest charge. Matt's been deaf since birth, and he uses sign language to speak. Since Jessi is Matt's baby-sitter, she's been using sign language, too. 

Soon all the kids in Stoneybrook want to learn to sign...which keeps the baby-sitters busy. Jessi's the busiest of all: she working on another secret just for Matt. Will she be able to keep the secret and pull off her special event?

©1988 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jennifer Baratta She/Her
  • 26-08-19

relive your childhood memories.

Jessi secret language is American sign language. Please get this book. The narrators are amazing to listen to . Also learn sign language.

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  • Steph
  • 16-08-22

I love this introduction to Jessi.


5 out of 5 Ballet Shoes 🩰 🩰

I can’t remember if this made me cry as a child but I sure got all choked up as an adult.

This was a great introduction to Jessi. It does a great job of showing her kind heart, her passion for dancing and her feelings about adjusting to a new town and fitting in with new friends (and some who are judgmental at first.)

I also liked the focus on Matt’s sister, Halie, and her struggle with being the sister of a boy who is deaf. The eagerness to protect him but also feeling resentment.

I got all choked up at the end at Jessi’s ballet 🩰 recital. I was reminded a bit of Mr. Holland’s Opus.

Bahni Turpin did a great narration. She had Jessi sound like a preteen and then the voices for the adults were distinctly different.

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  • J Mcjunkin
  • 19-06-20

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I thought it was cute and a great story! I recommend getting it for sure🤗

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  • brian
  • 30-09-19

An awesome idea

This was a nice addition to the series, being disabled myself, though why they never had a visually impaired client, no idea. Not a ballet fan, but, great idea for it to be translated into sign language.