All He Knew

All He Knew is a significant and poignant exploration of a difficult moment American history.

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Review of ‘All He Knew’

In this luminous middle grade novel, Michael L. Printz Honor author Helen Frost mines family history to explore the little-known experiences of children in state-run psychiatric institutions in mid-20th-century America. Artistic and bright, Henry was born hearing but became deaf after an illness in early childhood. At first, Henry continues to speak to his loving older…

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