She notices the sounds around her, like the brrrrring of the school bell or the rappa-tappa-tap of rain on the windowpane. But the talent show is the place to reveal her own voice. Will she mix up some hip-hop beats? Will she command an orchestra of dozens, bringing the classics to life? Or, will she go electric, Jimi Hendrix style? Marching out on the talent show stage to the beat of her own drum, this sweet and sassy musician ultimately chooses to be herself and sing her own song loud and proud, “I’ve got a rock ’n’ roll soul!”
Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York. Matthew Cordellis the author-illustrator of many children’s books, including Wish, Dream, and, most recently, Wolf in the Snow. He lives outside of Chicago.
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