Silent Star

By Horn Book

Wise’s biography covers Hoy’s whole life, including the attack of meningitis that left him deaf at age three, and celebrates the courage and determination it took for Hoy to make it to the major leagues. Gustavson’s oil illustrations complement the text nicely, providing historical details—handlebar moustaches, old uniforms, newspaper headlines, and panoramic views inside old ballparks—that will put readers in the games alongside Hoy, imagining the cheers from the stands that Hoy never heard.