Song For a Whale
An amazing book! Twelve-year-old Iris was born deaf. Her hearing classmates at school aren’t proficient in sign language, which makes it tough to communicate with them, let alone, make friends. Then one day in science class, Iris learns about a blue whale called Blue 55 who sings a song that no other whales can hear. Sciences have nicknamed Blue55 the “loneliest whale in the world.”
Iris becomes obsessed with Blue55 and desperate to communicate with him in hopes that she’ll find a connection with this whale, who like her is lonely and alone but seeking community. A fascinating story and journey of triumph, sadness, and self-discovery. Excellent on audiobook too!