Miriam lives in her own little world. She is deaf, and in the early 1980s in Nicaragua, there are not many opportunities for deaf children. Miriam uses some simple gestures with her family to meet her basic needs, but her family wishes she could learn Spanish. Her family wonders if she will ever really be able to communicate with them. When she gets an invitation to a special new school that promises to teach her Spanish, not all goes as planned... Pintando con las manos is a fully illustrated graphic novella written for intermediate learners of Spanish. Glossary is included.