I Talk Like A River

byJordan ScottIllustratorSydney Smith

September 1, 2020|
I Talk Like A River by Jordan Scott
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Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?
Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.

A New York Times Best Children''s Book of the Year

I wake up each morning with the sounds of words all around me.

And I can''t say them all . . .

When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he''d like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice. Compassionate parents everywhere will instantly recognize a father''s ability to reconnect a child with the world around him.

Poet Jordan Scott writes movingly in this powerful and ultimately uplifting book, based on his own experience, and masterfully illustrated by Greenaway Medalist Sydney Smith. A book for any child who feels lost, lonely, or unable to fit in.

An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, Bookpage, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Publishers Lunch, and more!
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A CBC Best Picture Book of the Year
Jordan Scott is a poet whose work includes Silt, Blert, DECOMP, and Night & Ox. Blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering, is the subject of two National Film Board of Canada projects, Flub and Utter: a poetic memoir of the mouth and STUTTER. Scott was the recipient of the 2018 Latner Writers'' Trust Poetry Prize for his cont...
Title:I Talk Like A River
Product dimensions:40 pages, 10.28 X 9.32 X 0.39 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.28 X 9.32 X 0.39 in
Published:September 1, 2020
Publisher:Holiday House
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780823445592

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