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The Sound of Silence

Read by: Simu Liu
  • Written by: Katrina Goldsaito
  • Illustrated by: Julia Kuo
  • Published by: Hachette Book Group, Inc.
  • Read by: Simu Liu
  • Suggested grade level: 3rd - 4th
  • Run time: 8.5 minutes

“Do you have a favorite sound?” little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”

But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall!

Where is silence?

Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.