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 Has To Use Sign Language, TooSoon All The Kids In Stoneybrook Want To Learn To Sign Which Keeps The Members Of The Baby Sitters Club Busy Jessi S The Busiest Of All She S Working On Another Super Secret, Just For MattWill Jessi Be Able To Keep The Secret And Pull Off Her Special Event Of Course She Will She S A Member Of The Baby Sitters Club


10 thoughts on “Jessis Secret Language (The Baby-Sitters Club, #16)

  1. Shira Shira says:

    this is the first time I ve read this book jessi gets a regular job baby sitting job twice per week with a new family, the braddocks matt braddock is profoundly deaf and uses ASL and doesn t lip read or verbally speak , so jessi learns about deafness and she starts learning ASL meanwhile, jessi is cast as the star of a ballet Copp lia performed by her ballet school, in spite of the fact that she is both the youngest and newest member of her class see the plot highlights section for why I this is the first time I ve read this book jessi gets a regular job baby sitting job twice per week with a new family, the braddocks matt braddock is profoundly deaf and uses ASL and doesn t lip read or verbally speak , so jessi learns about deafness and she starts learning ASL meanwhile, jessi is cast as the star of a ballet Copp lia performed by her ballet school, in spite of the fact that she is both the youngest and newest member of her class see the plot highlights section for why I loved this book.plot highlights the neighborhood kids acceptance of the braddocks and interest in learning ASL there s a scene where matt is playing fo...


  2. Swankivy Swankivy says:

    This was one of my favorite books in this series because I thought Jessi was a neat character and I loved that she was willing to learn sign language to be able to communicate with a deaf sitting charge, though there were some inaccuracies and even some faux pas in how it was presented We also get to see Jessi in her dance classes, dealing with not fitting in herself because she s new, because she s the youngest, and because of course she s black, and no ...


  3. Ciara Ciara says:

    i always thought this book was a real yawn, my opinion hasn t really changed much in the last twenty years it s the first jessi book, but jessi is, sadly, not exactly the most compelling character in the series i was never into horse stories, ballet, baby brothers, or whining about being eleven, so jessi never really captured my imagination.anyway the A plot involves jessi being hired on as a regular sitter for matt haley braddock the sitters haven t worked with the braddocks bef i always thought this book was a real yawn, my opinion hasn t really changed much in the last twenty years it s the first jessi book, but jessi is, sadly, not exactly the most compelling character in the series i was never into horse storie...


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    3 Stars


  5. Logan Hughes Logan Hughes says:

    Jessi baby sits a Deaf boy dances lead in a ballet is perfect in every way.Jessi s aptitude for languages sure makes her a natural for a regular sitting job with a new family, the Braddocks, whose son Matt is Deaf Jessi becomesor less instantly conversational in ASL Also, despite being the youngest in her class, Jessi earns the lead role of Swanilde in her ballet school s production of Copp lia Some of her classmates resent her apparently effortless ballerina skill, but she wins the Jessi baby sits a Deaf boy dances lead in a ballet is perfect in every way.Jessi s aptitude for languages sure makes her a natural for a regular sitting job with a new family, the Braddocks, whose son Matt is Deaf Jessi becomesor less instantly conversational in ASL Also, despite being the youngest in her class, Jessi earns the lead role of Swanilde in her ballet school s production of Copp lia Some of her classmates resent her apparently effortless ballerina skill, but she wins them over by being so darn nice Isn t she...


  6. Kristine (The Writer& Kristine (The Writer& says:

    Posted originally on my blog The Writer s InkwellWhen you see the title of the book, you think the secret language must be some made up thing, right Of course, it s clear by the cover that it s about sign language and because of that I wish the book would have had a different title I feel it does an injustice to those who need sign language to communicate Especially when at the end of the book, you learn the author because she was still writing the books at this point stole the title from Posted originally on my blog The Writer s InkwellWhen you see the title of the book, you think the secret language must be some made up thing, right Of course, it s clear by the cover that it s about sign language and because of that I wish the book would have had a different title I feel it does an injustice to those who need sign language to communicate Especially when at the end of the book, you learn the author because she was still writing the books at this point stole the title from another book.Besides that one little gripe, I really en...


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    I didn t really read the French version of this novel but for some reason it s the only one listed on either Good Reads orAnn M Martin is not so good at naming her books There is no secret language, in actuality it is just sign language which she uses to communicate with one of her charges Although Jessi was my favorite baby sitter s club character this was dueto the fact that I wanted to be like her than it was to her actual characterization She wascontrived and less I didn t really r...


  8. Ramya (Idea Smith) Ramya (Idea Smith) says:

    If a book were a person, Jessi s Secret Language would be a very, very likeable one This is the first Jessi book and it also introduces the Braddock kids, Matt and Haley Matt is profoundly deaf and the Babysitters Club is asked to learn sign language so they can interact with him Jessi takes on the challenge, in additio...


  9. Hester Rathbone Hester Rathbone says:

    I feel almost embarrassed admitting this but every now and then, when I m tired of reading my adult books or I m just not feeling the books on my bedside table, I ll wander over to the stack of paperbacks that I have up for trade on PaperbackSwap.com and pull off one of those to read Nearly all of them are BSC books I grew up reading these stories and loving these characters I ve read almost the entire series and amassed quite a collection of books over the years After going to the ballet I feel almost embarrassed admitting this but every now and then, when I m tired of reading my adult books or I m just not f...


  10. Leyla Leyla says:

    Jessi Knows a secret language She learned it from her one and only newest charge, Matt Braddock Matt is born deaf, and uses a very special language called , sign language Since Jessi is Matt s baby sitter she has to use sign language, too Soon, all of the children in the neighborhood of Stoneybrook eagerly want to learn sign language Jessi is so busy, because she is working on another super secret, only for Matt Will Jessi be able to keep the secret and reach her goal for making a special Jessi Knows a secret language She learned it from her one and only newest charge, Matt Braddock Matt is born deaf, and uses a very special language called , sign language Since Jessi is Matt s baby sitter she has to use sign language, too Soon, all of the children in the neighborhood of Stoneybrook eagerly want to learn sign language Jessi is so busy, because she is working on another super secret, only for Matt Will Jessi be able to keep the secret and reach her goal for making a special ...