The Sweetest Sound

The Sweetest SoundThe Sweetest Sound
by Sherri Winston
Grades 4 & up

Because she is so shy and quiet, everyone in her small Pennsylvania town calls Cadence “Mouse,” which she hates. She also hates the pitying looks she gets since her mother left. Cadence has an amazing voice and sings in the children’s gospel choir at her church. But she hides in the back, singing quietly, unable to share her gift with the world. She wants to sing out, like her mother did, but she is paralyzed with fear. When a new choir director is hired, Cadence wonders if this is her chance to shine. Between her own fears and the family and friends that she feels are keeping her stuck in the past, Cadence doesn’t know if she will every be able to break free and fulfill her promise. A heartfelt look at the inner workings of one of the quiet ones, this book shines light on the introvert experience in a way that is important for both extroverts and other introverts to read. Full of fun references to other middle grade books as well. Highly recommended for grades 4 & up.

ARC provided by publisher

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