The 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)