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In Muffled by Jennifer Gennari, Amelia is a fifth grader with audio sensitivity. This year she's facing many challenges. The two biggies are going to school with only ear muffs instead of her noise canceling headphones and learning how to either play an instrument or joining the choir.
Gennari writes the book from Amelia's point of view. She never wavers from that intimate, emotional point of view. Amelia does want to be able to go to class and participate in music without being constantly reliant on noise canceling or muffling devices. But she wants to do it on her own schedule and at her own level of comfort.
I was concerned that too much emphasis would be put on the adults in Amelia's life. While there is frustration expressed by her parents, for the most part, the adults in her life are supportive and willing to let her set the pace. Interestingly too, many different adults share with her their ways of coping with loud sounds.