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The Sound of All Things

Find Sally

The illustrator’s mother, and his daughter, are named Sally, as is the author’s mother. Thus, the name “Sally” is hidden in every illustration (except for the small Trolley car insert). Can you find Sally?

“A tender demonstration of how familial love is like translation—inexact, difficult, and beautiful.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Newcomer Papoulas’s illustrations are a love letter to Coney Island at its heyday” ―Publishers Weekly

“Lovely tribute to a bygone era and a boy’s commemoration of his parents.” ―School Library Journal

“Uhlberg…writes knowingly of the distinctly separate hearing and deaf worlds in which he grew up” ―Booklist Online


*Notable Books for a Global Society-International Literary Association, 2017

*Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People--National Council for the Social Studies, Children's Book Council, 2017

*CCBC Choices (Understanding Oneself and Others)--Cooperative Children's Book Center, 2017

*Best Children's Books of the Year (starred) -- Bank Street College of Education, 2017

*Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Starred, Intermediate)-- Kansas National Education Association

*Keystone State Reading Elementary Book Award (Intermediate Nominee)--Keystone State Reading Association, 20017-2018

*Delaware Diamonds (Nominee, 3-5)--Diamond State Reading Association, 2017-2018

*Alabama Camellia Award (nominee, grades 2-3) / Alabama Department of Education / 2017-2018

*Golden Sower Award (Nominee, Picture Book) ―Nebraska Library Association, 2018-2019

*Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Awards (nominee) / Arkansas Department of Education / 2018-2019