Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

Shannon Stocker and Devon Holzwarth


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* 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

Publisher: Dial Books
Published: 04/12/2022
Pages: 40
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 10.70h x 9.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780593109694
Age: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 518360 / Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

Award: Schneider Family Book Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 02/28/2022
School Library Journal 03/18/2022 pg. 1
Booklist 04/01/2022 pg. 29
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2022 pg. 168

About the Author
Shannon Stocker is an author and proud word nerd. She lives with her husband, Greg, and her children, Cassidy and Tye, in Louisville, KY, where she molds words into picture books and songs all day. Shannon currently serves as SCBWI social co-director for Louisville, a judge for Rate Your Story, and created the blog series, Pivotal Moments: inHERview, highlighting transitional life stories of female picture book authors. She is also the author of the picture book Can U Save the Day? and the 21st Century Junior Library: Together We Can: Pandemic early reader series.

Devon Holzwarth grew up in Panama with the jungle as her garden and parrots and iguanas as pets. Devon earned her BFA in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design, focusing on screen printing and painting. Childhood memories and her collection of vintage children's books strongly inspire her work. She currently lives in Aachen, Germany, with her husband, two kids, and beloved old hound dog.