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STARRED REVIEW

I Talk Like a River

This sensitive picture book is as much about observant, loving parenting as it is about a young boy’s struggle to speak fluently.

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Review of ‘I Talk Like a River’

Written with precision, lyricism and compassion, I Talk Like a River is a story about stuttering drawn from author Jordan Scott’s personal experience.

A boy is ashamed of his efforts to produce words and the resultant facial contortions: “All they see,” he says, referring to his classmates, “is how strange my face looks and that I…

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