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It’s written by poet Jordan Scott, based on his own experience, and illustrated by Sydney Smith.
The story follows a boy through a frustrating day of school where his stutter gets in the way of all the things he wants to say. After school, his father brings him to his favorite place — the river — and asks him to watch how the current ripples and eddies and rushes.
“You talk like a river,” his father tells him. This beautiful metaphor becomes a point of calm and pride for the boy.
The pictures match the mood, transitioning from brown hues to big swirling blues at the riverside, Logan says.
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