All He Knew
Henry has been deaf from an early age—he is intelligent, aware of language, but by age seven, he was considered unteachable. With his impoverished family, including older sister Molly, feeling powerless to help him, Henry is sent to Riverview, a mental institution where he is misunderstood, underestimated, and treated without mercy.
Victor is a conscientious objector to the war, sent to Riverview instead of to battle. And to him, Henry is far from unteachable. As their friendship grows, Henry learns—to trust, to keep his family and friends close, and ultimately, to believe in the enduring power of human kindness.
This is Helen Frost's eleventh novel in verse.
Notes on form and characters. Author’s note. Poems about the real person who inspired the main character.
JLG Release: Oct 2020
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Advanced Readers Plus
9" x 6"
Level 4.7; Points: 4;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: Child Abuse , Discrimination: Disability
Novels in verse, Inmates of institutions, Deafness, People with disabilities, Conscientious objectors, World War II (1939–1945), Family life,