If you read Year of the Dog by Grace Lin you will like this book as well! Alvin Ho is the main character and the story is told from his point of view.
What do you do with a kid who doesn't talk in school? Well, if you are that kid and your name is Alvin Ho then there are a number of things you can do. You can prepare for the second grade a PDK (or Personal Disaster Kit) in the event of an emergency. You can ask your older brother how to make friends, only not with that weird girl with the cool eye patch. You can visit a therapist to try to talk out your fears (but only if you talk). But Alvin's got more on his mind than whether or not he's able to say something in class.
Read this book to find out what happens when he takes his dad's favorite toy to school and if he will ever speak in class!