The Sound of Colors: A Journey of the Imagination
Author & Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
Publisher: Little, Brown, 80 pages
Jimmy Liao is a whimsical and fantastical illustrator whose imagination really takes flight in this book about a girl who is set free by her lack of sight. She wanders and wonders through the city she lives in - her disability, far from preventing her from experiencing the world, makes her more acutely aware of it: "Now I listen for the sound of the colours I can't see. I try to smell the shapes, taste the light and dark." In her mind's eye, she sees amazing things, and all around her the world feels like magic to her.