Silent Journey

Carl Watson is an educator who has written a book about a boy who has become deaf.
The plot is interesting and, at times, exciting and the characters are believable.

Some of the descriptions of signs he uses are a bit difficult to picture because those descriptions need to flow without taking the reader out of the story. As someone fluent in American Sign Language that bothered me a bit, but most young readers shouldn’t have a problem with it.

I especially like that Silent Journey will help readers think about what it must be like to be unable to hear while enjoying the characters and story.

Silent Journey would be a great book for school libraries.

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Janet Ann Collins

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