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Casanova, Mary.

Summary: Unable to speak or remember the events surrounding her mother's mysterious death eleven years earlier, sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose, the foster child of a corrupt senator in 1920s northern Minnesota, struggles to regain her voice, memory, and identity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CAS

Pitcher, Annabel.

Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Tess Turner of Manchester, England, decides to stop speaking in the wake of discovering a heartbreaking family secret"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC PIT

Martin, Charles

Summary: "Seth--a small town journalist raised by foster parents--is assigned to write about a young boy found in a ditch after a car and train collision. As he works to discover the boy's identity, he also finds the story of his own history and the father who gave up everything to get him back"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MAR

Sloan, Holly Goldberg

Summary: Raised by an unstable father who keeps constantly on the move, Sam Border has long been the voice of his silent younger brother, Riddle, but everything changes when Sam meets Emily Bell and, welcomed by her family, the brothers are faced with normalcy for the first time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC SLO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Sloan 2011

Berry, Julie

Summary: "Judith can't speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BER

Zambrano, Mario Alberto.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZAM

Chan, Crystal.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Jewel was born on the day her brother Bird died and lives in a house of silence and secrets, but a new boy in her Iowa town may help find the answers Jewel wants despite her Jamaican grandfather's warning that he is a "duppy," a malevolent spirit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CHA

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Summary: "Judith stopped talking long ago when Mom left her in the care of beloved Aunt Cora. Going back into a regular fifth-grade classroom won't be easy, but she has her Dog and new friend who will help her through"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Giff 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GIF

Konigsburg, E. L.

Summary: When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2000

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Napoli, Donna Jo

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC NAP

Cooper, Susan

Summary: Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Coope

Torday, Piers

Summary: Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes, who has been locked away at a school for troubled children, is called upon to save the last animals living in a post-apocalyptic world where disease has killed most living things.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD TOR

Wallach, Tommy.

Summary: "Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request: 'treat me like a teenager'"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WAL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WAL

Hannigan, Katherine.

Summary: For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD HAN

LaFleur, Suzanne M.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Siena's visions of the past intensify when her family moves to the Maine coast hoping her little brother will begin speaking, and she connects with residents of the house from many years earlier who faced a similar problem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LAF

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAF

Sloan, Holly Goldberg

Summary: Emily Bell believes in destiny. To her, being forced to sing a solo in the church choir - despite her average voice - is fate: because it's while she's singing that she first sees Sam. At first sight, they are connected. Sam Border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run. He and his little brother, Riddle, have spent their entire lives constantly uprooted by their unstable...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2016

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Barnard, Sara

Summary: A girl who can't speak and a boy who can't hear go on a journey of self-discovery and create a unique bond with each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Chan, Crystal.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Jewel was born on the day her brother Bird died and lives in a house of silence and secrets, but a new boy in her Iowa town may help find the answers Jewel wants despite her Jamaican grandfather's warning that he is a "duppy," a malevolent spirit.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CHA

Hannigan, Katherine.

Summary: For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HAN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION HAN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HAN

Martin, Charles

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Summary: A woman on a suicide run kicks her abused son out of the car. The little boy, apparently mute, is an artistic prodigy who excels at chess.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Mar

Sepahban, Lois.

Summary: Near the start of World War II, young Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert for Japanese-American citizens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SEP

Marshall-Ball, Sara.

Summary: "Lily Emmett prefers to stay silent. Having suffered from selective mutism since childhood, she still struggles to see the value of everyday speech. Her sister, Connie, has always spoken for her, and her partner, Richard, has learnt to translate her movements so that they share a unique form of communication. When the two sisters return to their childhood home after their mother's death, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Myriad Editions 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR