Bound To Stay Bound

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 Listen : how Evelyn Glennie, a deaf girl, changed percussion
 Author: Stocker, Shannon

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Dewey: 786.8092
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 40 p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 855648 ISBN: 9780593109694
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Glennie, Evelyn
 Percussionists -- Scotland -- Biography
 Deaf musicians -- Scotland -- Biography

Price: $23.28

A nonfiction picture book biography celebrating Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world.

 Illustrator: Holzwarth, Devon
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518360

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/22)
   Booklist (04/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/05/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2022 Evelyn Glennie challenged not only the traditional role of a percussionist but what it means to listen to music. This picture-book biography begins with her childhood in Scotland, where she learns to play the piano by ear. But when she gradually loses her hearing, an audiologist diagnoses her with a degenerative disorder. Opting against attending a school for the Deaf, the girl defies her doctor’s grim (music-less) prognosis for her future. The lyrical text instead focuses on Evelyn’s experiences in a secondary school, where she learned from a percussion teacher how to perform music by listening through her body rather than just her ears, eventually becoming a deaf student at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Expressive swirls of vibrant colors throughout evoke the sounds Evelyn’s body feels and the beautiful music she creates in return. The book concludes with a brief look at Evelyn’s career as a deaf percussionist, including being knighted by the Queen of England, while an author’s note fills in more details about this artist who redefines music and disability. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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