The Sweetest Sound (Paperback)

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A story about friendship, family, and finding your voice by the author of President of the Whole Sixth Grade

For ten-year-old Cadence Jolly, birthdays are a constant reminder of all that has changed since her mother skipped town with dreams of becoming a singing star. Cadence inherited that musical soul, she can't deny it, but otherwise she couldn't be more different -- she's shy as can be.

She did make a promise last year that she would try to break out of her shell, just a little. And she prayed that she'd get the courage to do it. As her eleventh birthday draws near, she realizes time is running out. And when a secret recording of her singing leaks and catches the attention of her whole church, she needs to decide what's better: deceiving everyone by pretending it belongs to someone else, or finally stepping into the spotlight.

In a story filled with whimsy and hope, Sherri Winston inspires readers to embrace the voice within.

About the Author


Sherri Winston is the author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade, a Sunshine State Young Readers Award selection, President of the Whole Sixth Grade, an Indie Next pick, The Sweetest Sound, and The Kayla Chronicles. She lives with her family in Florida.

Praise For…


"[A] rich and winning first-person story about a deeply introverted black girl who nearly loses her gift because of her understandable but undermining fear. Readers will be rooting for both Cadence as she claims her gift and the community who supports her."—Kirkus Reviews

"[T]his book -- much like Cadence -- absolutely blossoms."—Booklist

"The Sweetest Sound is a gorgeous song of a book - a story about faith, confidence, finding your voice, and singing out loud to lift up the people around you. I only wish I could hear Cadence Mariah Jolly sing for real. She's a character who will stay with me for a long, long time."—Kate Messner, author of The Seventh Wish and All the Answers
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316302937
ISBN-10: 0316302937
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English