Remember Me

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion
Children's - Kindergarten-3rd Grade, Age 5-8 
40 p. ; 
Retail $18.99

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ISBN 9780593109694
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This thoughtful presentation highlights both the perceptive approach her music teacher took to understand Glennie's passion and open avenues of unheard-of possibility, and Glennie's same creative spirit that shaped her formative years. Her resilience led her to figure out ways to convincingly show what had not yet been done, could be done. An inspiring for young readers and teachers as well.
Publisher Summary
* Schneider Family Book Award Winner *

A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world. (Cover may vary)

"No. You can't," people said.

But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.

From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held her heart. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn'thear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as if she, herself, were a drum. And the music she created was extraordinary. Evelyn Glennie had learned how to listen in a new way. And soon, the world was listening too.

"Radiant." --Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for elementary school readers . . . Excellent." --SLJ

"Beautiful." --A Mighty Girl

"Lyrical . . . Expressive." --Booklist

"An intriguing, loving biography." --Kirkus

"Engaging [and] vibrant." --The Horn Book

"Fantastic." --Book Riot

"I strongly recommend it." --Time for Kids
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