ARC Review: The Sound of Silence

sound-of-silenceThe Sound of Silence // by Myron Uhlberg
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Genre: MG, Memoir

**Note: I received a free copy of this title from the people at NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

My Thoughts: What an interesting read! I found this book fascinating. The subtitle is: Growing Up Hearing with Deaf Parents. And that’s pretty much the book in a nutshell. The story takes place in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 40s.

This is not your typical middle-grade read, however. The book is not plot-driven and is episodic in nature. Basically, it’s a slice of life. One of my favourite scenes was when he teaches his classmates how to sign.

I personally really enjoyed this book; not sure how kids will take it, though. I would probably recommend it for older kids who are interested in memoir, and also the subject of deafness and what it means to be deaf.

My rating is 4 Stars (out of 5)

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4 thoughts on “ARC Review: The Sound of Silence

  1. Oh cool! I’d like to check out that book. I read Uhlberg’s The Sound of All Things 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. I liked the story and the illustrations. That story was also about a hearing boy who grew up in Brooklyn with deaf parents.

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    • It was a bit slow-going. Very episodic. I really enjoyed reading it, but yeah… Even though it’s geared toward kids, I think you’re right. Most kids probably won’t take the time to read it. 😦

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