Song for a Whale

By: Lynne Kelly

Iris, who is deaf, decides to invent a way to “sing” to a whale that is unable to speak to other whales. There’s just one problem: he’s three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?
Author’s note about the 52-Hertz Whale.

ISBN: 9781524770242

JLG Release: Apr 2019

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Deaf , People with disabilities , Whales , Automobile travel , Grandmothers , Schools , Science projects , Friendship , American Sign Language (ASL)

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Grades 5-7

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Awards & Honors

CPL Best Books - 2019
Schneider Family Book Award Winner - 2020
Odyssey Award Honoree - 2020
Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Elementary School 2020-2021

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Book Details



First Release

April 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 5.3; Points: 9;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.3; Points: 15;


Level 800L


Print Book


Library edition with trade jacket added



Potentially Sensitive Areas



Deaf, People with disabilities, Whales, Automobile travel, Grandmothers, Schools, Science projects, Friendship, American Sign Language (ASL),

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