In The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry (2003), Katy is a girl growing up at the turn of the twentieth century who dreams of being a doctor like her father. A chance meeting with Jacob, the silent boy, leads her to into an unlikely friendship. When tragedy and misunderstanding strike the town, only Katy can help the true story come out. Two-time Newbery Award winner Lois Lowry crafts a riveting story, providing insights into life in the past and the stigmatization of people with mental disabilities. This is a must-read book, should be included in every school library and on every school reading list.
By: Lois Lowry