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The Color of Silence

Shaw, Liane (Book - 2013 )
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The Color of Silence
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At seventeen, Alex feels as if her life is over. She will never recover from the trauma of the car accident that took the life of her best friend, Cali. All joy left when Cali died, including their shared love of singing. Why even bother speaking? Alex blames herself for the accident, and no one would want to hear what she has to say anyway. Ordered by a judge to do community service, she must spend time at a hospital with a girl named Joanie, who has minimal control of her body and no speech. Never having known another way of being, Joanie has an extraordinary internal life. She has been listening and watching as the world goes on around her, but Joanie is so full of words, thoughts, and images that if she could ever figure out a way to let them loose, they would come swirling out in a torrent of syllables ... Brought together by accident, Alex and Joanie have experienced the helplessness of silence. Their growing connection may lead them both to find the power of their voices"--Page 4 of cover.
Authors: Shaw, Liane, 1959-
Title: The color of silence
Publisher: Tononto :, Second Story Press,, [2013]
Characteristics: 269 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: At seventeen, Alex feels as if her life is over. She will never recover from the trauma of the car accident that took the life of her best friend, Cali. All joy left when Cali died, including their shared love of singing. Why even bother speaking? Alex blames herself for the accident, and no one would want to hear what she has to say anyway. Ordered by a judge to do community service, she must spend time at a hospital with a girl named Joanie, who has minimal control of her body and no speech. Never having known another way of being, Joanie has an extraordinary internal life. She has been listening and watching as the world goes on around her, but Joanie is so full of words, thoughts, and images that if she could ever figure out a way to let them loose, they would come swirling out in a torrent of syllables ... Brought together by accident, Alex and Joanie have experienced the helplessness of silence. Their growing connection may lead them both to find the power of their voices"--Page 4 of cover.
Audience: 710
ISBN: 1926920937
9781926920931
Statement of Responsibility: Liane Shaw
Copyright Date: ©2013
Subject Headings: Teenagers with disabilities Fiction. Grief Fiction. Teenage girls Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Topical Term: Teenagers with disabilities
Grief
Teenage girls
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