PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale)


  • Hardcover
  • 303
  • Song for a Whale
  • Lynne Kelly
  • English
  • 18 September 2020
  • 9781524770235

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free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne Kelly Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters Song for a Whale review × 0 5 a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales Iris understands how he must feel Then she has an idea she should invent a way to sing to him But he's three thousand miles away How will she play her song for hi. As a former American Sign LanguageEnglish Interpreter I get very excited when I see a book about Deaf culture and ASL This is one of those times With Song For A Whale Lynne Kelly an ASLEnglish Interpreter herself has written a touching entertaining and informative coming of age story about Iris a twelve year old girl and a uniue whale who both struggle to communicate and find their place within the world around them Iris is an interesting main character she s smart curious and has some fire in her But she s also very very lonely She is a Deaf tween in a hearing family who goes to a hearing school whose only Deaf influence is her grandmother and only friend Wendell Her isolation and loneliness are palpable but after reading about Blue 55 a whale who struggles to communicate at the same freuency as other whales Iris feels a kinship with it With the help of her Grandma whose relationship with Iris was one of my favourite parts of the book and her exceptional electronics skills they set off on an adventure to help the whale Through this compelling and touching story Kelly weaves information about Deaf culture information that may be new to many hearing readers Topics include the limited ASL skills of some hearing family members Deaf poetry different groups within the deaf community and Deaf pride Overall this was a good middle school read about a spunky girl who just so happens to be Deaf Her deafness didn t limit or define who she is as a person and I loved that And while the ending was a little too surreal for me I think Middle School readers will eat it up This is a good coming of age story with a dash of adventure that has important messages about inclusion understanding and the importance of familial bondsNote I highly recommend reading the author s notes at the back of the book for information about Deaf culture

free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne KellySong for a Whale

free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne Kelly Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters Song for a Whale review × 0 The story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species and the journey she takes to help himFrom fixing the class computer to repairing old radios twelve year old Iris is a tech gen. DNFI wanted so badly to read this because this sounds like an absolutely incredible important story that needs to be told and I will absolutely recommend this story to others I just couldn t do it to myself The actual whale this story was inspired by 52 Blue is a story that I learned of many years ago and it has upset me so badly I can barely stand thinking about it Something about 52 Blue s loneliness is just literally one of the most heart breaking things I ve ever heard of and the parallels to a lonely deaf child is a painful but real story that like I said is so worth reading But I ve tried to pick this book up so many times and every single time it s just been than I can handle thinking about this much I feel guilty for not finishing and giving this the proper and undoubtedly raving review it deserves Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review

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free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne Kelly Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters Song for a Whale review × 0 Ius But she's the only deaf person in her school so people often treat her like she's not very smart If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you then you know how hard that can beWhen she learns about Blue 5. I feel like I ve been talking a lot lately about craving middle grade and how good and underappreciated middle grade is I came across a thread on Twitter a few days ago about why people like YA and making a distinction between adult and YA because it generally deals with serious issues with sense of hope I think this is even true of middle grade stories and while some may take a saccharine route many if not most strip issues back to an unltimately honest core without sacrificing hope which is no easy feat Lynne Kelly s Song for a Whale is a good example of thatSong for a Whale hits a lot of right notes succinctly capturing the frustrations and beauties of Iris world layered with a touch of adventure and coming of age and built on the bones of a heartfelt family story Iris is a dynamic protagonist realistically flawed and lovely she s got a thread of irritation and anger in her an understandable chip on her shoulder without ever falling into any kind of Angry Disabled Person trope She s got a rich well of passions and skills that flesh her out without falling into any kind of Magically Perfect Disabled Person trope She s well executed and realistic and it makes her easy to root for she s deaf but that s not all she isIris also makes a great in to the stories contained within the book the story of different deaf people operating in different ways within a hearing world the story of a whale who wants to be heard and known the story of a family grieving and a woman wanting to live again stories of science and technology and friendship and exploration Iris natural curiosity and spirit provide a good window into these tangled bits of people s lives in a really organic way with Iris always remaining the central focus but not the lone focusReaders will find a story of growth and connection that is thoroughly engaging and easily readable Song for a Whale succeeds in letting in readers who may not be familiar with anyone deaf or hearing impaired without ever using deafness as a gimmick or condescending to the audience The book as a whole is a good example of why middle grade books can be so enduring in our reading lives and make such good tools for developing empathy and curiosityHa This is a bit funny considering the subject of the book is a whale who can t hit the right notes I swear I didn t plan this as some sort of godawful punnish thing but here we are


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    PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters 4 12 stars In most ways I loved this book but I couldn’t uite give it 5 stars because of the point of view of the whaleother whales too I couldn’t uite suspend disbelief and all the way through once I hit page 76 I was eager to read the a

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    review Song for a Whale PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters DNFI wanted so badly to read this because this sounds like an absolutely incredible important story that needs to be told and I will absolutely recommend this story to others I just couldn't do it to myself The actual whale this story was inspired by 52 Blue is a story that I learned of many years ago and it has upset me so badly I can barely stand thinking about it Something about 52 Blue's loneliness is just literally one of the most hear

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    Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne Kelly review Song for a Whale I feel like I've been talking a lot lately about craving middle grade and how good and underappreciated middle grade is I came across a thread on Twitter a few days ago about why people like YA — and making a distinction between adult and YA — because it generally deals with serious issues with sense of hope I think this is e

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    free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne Kelly PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters What a beautiful story We follow Iris a young deaf girl who learns about Blue 55 a whale who sings at a different freuency than any other whale Blue 55 keeps singing and swimming even though he's not understood or accepted by other whale pods Iris feels connected to Blue 55 and is determined to somehow help him know he is heard Iris is such an endearing character She is lonely but not despairing She has such a strength and is so l

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    review Song for a Whale PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lynne Kelly I've written then deleted at least four different versions of this review so far Sometimes you pick up a story and it's so poignant so important that it's really hard to write anything resembling a coherent review That's this book right here Lynne Kelly has created something magical with Iris' story It's not just the fact that she's a character who represents the Deaf community It's not just the sweet way that she ties

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    review Song for a Whale PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters Song For a Whale was such a wonderful story to read I have always loved whales and being near the ocean This story brought me just a bit closer through a 12 year old girl named Iris Iris is deaf and hardly has any friends at her school She goes through most of her day alone and not fitting in When she learns about a whale with a uniue song in one of her classes she becomes obsessed with this whaleBlue 55 is a fictional

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    PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) Lynne Kelly ↠ 0 characters review Song for a Whale What a lovely and heartfelt story based on true events bringing light to the deaf community Middle grade is so under appreciated Loved this

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    PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) As a former American Sign LanguageEnglish Interpreter I get very excited when I see a book about Deaf culture and ASL This is one of those times With Song For A Whale Lynne Kelly an ASLEnglish Interpreter herself has written a touching enterta

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    PDF/EBOOK (Song for a Whale) Interesting premise a deaf 12 year old girl learns of the plight of a bi species whale who cannot communicate with others because its song is at a different freuency Iris comes up with a great idea to send a song at 55 dB While Iris

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