New York : Wendy Lamb, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 3-6
Judith lives on a island with her Aunt Cora. Her mother left her years ago and she has lived with Aunt Cora since. Judith has not seen her mother since then and she has not spoken a single word since then. The doctors say she has selective mutism. This means that she is physically able to speak but not emotionally able to speak. The kids make fun of her and she has no friends. But maybe 5th grade will be better. Maybe this is the year she'll make a friend. And discover more about herself.