The Deaf Musicians (Hardcover)

By Pete Seeger, Paul DuBois Jacobs, Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

Putnam Publishing Group, 9780399243165, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2006



Poor Lee He used to be a jazzman who could make the piano go yimbatimba- TANG zang-zang. But now he's lost his hearing, and the bandleader had to let him go.

So Lee goes to a school for the deaf to learn sign language. There, he meets Max, who used to play the sax. Riding the subway to class, they start signing about all the songs they love. A bass player named Rose joins in and soon they've got a little sign language band. And in no time they're performing for audiences in the subway, night after night.

Living legend and Kennedy Center honoree Pete Seeger, renowned poet Paul DuBois Jacobs, and Coretta Scott King honor winner R. Gregory Christie present a jazzy riff on the power of music, overcoming obstacles, and all the different ways to hear the world. So, who will listen to a deaf musician? Everyone