Library Happenings

Henning School

Our featured book this week is titled “If You Could See What I Hear.” It is written by Tom Sullivan and Derek Gill.  

The inside jacket cover reads “A story of challenge, striving, hope and joy.  If You Could See What I Hear is the autobiography of a gifted  young man who became blind shortly after birth. Possessing a rare combination of guts and natural talent, Tom Sullivan refused to accept the limits of his handicap.  Instead, he seized every opportunity to develop his abilities and became a champion wrestler at school, a dean’s list student, an avid sportsman, a composer of popular songs, and a warm and loving husband and father.  

“Tom describes his early days of intense loneliness, his escapades with the boisterous, fun loving Greaton Road gang, his education at the Perkins Institute for the Blind, at Providence College and at Harvard University; his struggle to become a musician and singer, and his deeply satisfying relationship with Patty, his wife, the mother of their two children, Blythe and Tom Sullivan III.  

“The book highlights Tom’s hopes and fears and his ability in the midst of overwhelming despair to laugh at himself. “

If you want to read an uplifting story, this could be the book for you.  Come on up to the Henning Public Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and let us help you pick out a great book. We hope to see you soon.