The Deaf Musicians


Pete Seeger

Paul Dubois Jacobs


R. Gregory Christie

Book Summary

Poor Lee! He used to be a jazzman who could make the piano go yimbatimba- TANG—zang-zang. But now he’s lost his hearing, and the bandleader had to let him go. So Lee goes to a school for the deaf to learn sign language. There, he meets Max, who used to play the sax. Riding the subway to class, they start signing about all the songs they love. A bass player named Rose joins in and soon they’ve got a little sign language band. And in no time they’re performing for audiences in the subway, night after night.

Hard of hearing, Deaf, Music

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Putnam Juvenile
Book Category
Deaf/Hard of Hearing