Spring 2024

The Color of Sound

Twelve-year-old Rosie is a musical prodigy whose synesthesia allows her to see music in colors. Her mom has always pushed her to become a concert violinist, but this summer Rosie refuses to… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2024


“This is great for exploring the complex world of neurodivergence, specifically as it relates to synesthesia, a real life fascinating condition that allows people to experience unrelated sensory experiences at the same time. Reviewer Rating:… View →


“A moving and pensive read. . .”—Booklist View →


“Isler crafts an exceptionally honest portrayal of complicated mother-daughter dynamics, and a protagonist whose independence and kindness is a stunning solo. . . a perfect book club pick and a reminder to all that patience and understanding can change lives.”—starred,… View →


“Intricately entwining interpersonal growth with each character’s relationship to their Jewish faith and culture, Isler highlights the role of family history in identity formation through metaphorical time travel. Color-centric imagery rendered in immersive prose translates… View →


“The Color of Sound is a valentine to families everywhere. Isler explores multiple intergenerational relationships lovingly and honestly, while keeping a gifted and vulnerable girl firmly at the center. It’s hard to imagine a book that I would want both my parents… View →


“This beautiful, intergenerational coming-of-age story about families, secrets, and self-discovery will stay with you long after you finish reading it.”—Gail Lerner, author of The Big Dreams of Small Creatures View →


“A deeply resonant story of finding your own song through the noise of everyone else’s expectations.”—Jimmy Matejek-Morris, author of My Ex-Imaginary Friend and Forsooth View →


“The Color of Sound is the perfect summer read, sure to become a perennial favorite.”—Joanne Levy, award-winning author of Sorry for Your Loss View →


“Well-crafted, heartfelt, and affecting.”—Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You and Unstuck View →


“This tale of connection, family, and generational secrets will tug on your heart as you root for Rosie to find her song and herself.”—Elly Swartz, author of Dear Student View →


“This bright, brilliant symphony of a story will play on in your head long after you’ve turned the last page.”—Sally J. Pla, author of The Someday Birds View →