Song for a Whale

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Publisher:
Delacorte Press,
Pub. Date:
2019.
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be. When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him? Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves. "Fascinating, brave, and tender...a triumph." --Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
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ISBN:
9781524770235
152477023
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.3, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
800L
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subject_facet Deaf -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Whales -- Juvenile fiction
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