The Sound of All Things
by Myron Uhlberg, illustrated by Ted Papoulas
Peachtree Publishers, 2016
We get a glimpse into the world of the deaf, when a son shares how he feels and what he thinks when he’s with his deaf father who is always asking him, “What did you hear?” When the boy says, “Loud,” his father wants more, so the boy says, “Heavy. Like Thunder.” Eventually a librarian shows the boy a book of poetry and the boy finds more words to describe sound. The book begins to bring awareness of how different a deaf person’s world is when sound is missing. The story features the love shared among family members, expanding one’s vocabulary, and the stillness of life for the deaf. The award-winning author is the son of two deaf parents.