|My city speaks|
Author: Lebeuf, Darren
A visually impaired girl is on her way to a violin recital with her father and takes in the sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of the city she loves.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2021 Don’t flip to the end and spoil the surprise (revealed in the blue bag Dad carries) as a blind, brown-skinned girl takes a journey with her dad in her busy city. Engaging all her senses, she must hear the city “speak” to “see” it in her mind. Using her cane, she navigates street crossings, curbs, and crowds while the city “rushes and stops . . . waits and goes . . . opens and shuts.” On their trip, they feed the pigeons, play with dogs and kids at the playground, lick an ice cream cone, and ride the subway. Hasty honks, distant chimes, reliable rumbles, speedy sirens, and urgent clangs provide background noises as the pair make their way to their destination at a park for a concert performance. As for that surprise? Our talented girl is the solo violinist! The joyful artwork in cut-paper collage, watercolor, and acrylic gives a tactile pop to the colorful hustle and bustle of a child’s day. A positive book featuring a blind character embracing her full life. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.