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LISTEN How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

by | Read by Elle Newlands

Children Ages 4-6 • 17 mins. • Unabridged • © 2022

Instrumental effects and low background music enhance this biography of deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Narrator Elle Newlands's Scottish accent echoes Evelyn's origins as listeners learn about a girl with a gift for music who is diagnosed with hearing loss. The trills of different instruments and other sound effects educate listeners and spark the joy Evelyn feels about music. She and her parents refuse to accept the limitations that doctors, teachers, and others put on her, and she goes on to learn percussion and become a successful solo artist. Newlands's tone is enthusiastic and compelling; she sounds thrilled to be sharing this fascinating woman's life. An author's note reflects upon Glennie's fierce spirit and the science of how she listens, and provides a list of her legendary achievements. S.T.C. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593508985 $5.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593508992 $22.00

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