All He Knew

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux / MacMillan
Publication date: August 11, 2020
Ages 10 and up

All He Knew, a novel-in-poems inspired by a true story, is set in the early 1940’s. The story follows Henry, deaf and thought by authorities to be “unteachable,” as he is separated from all he knows at home, including his beloved sister Molly. At age six, he is sent to live in a bleak institution where he and the other children find ways to help each other. When Victor, a WWII conscientious objector, arrives for alternative community service as an attendant in the institution, things begin to change.

Jacket illustration by Pascal Campion
Jacket illustration by Pascal Campion