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THE BEST BAD LUCK I EVER HAD

by | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Children Ages 10+ • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Taken from Levine's family history, this story tells of the life-altering friendship between a white Alabama farm boy and an African-American city girl. Kirby Heyborne effectively portrays Harry, better known as "Dit," the 12-year-old narrator of the story. His enthusiasm is evident as he stands at the train station awaiting the arrival of the new postmaster and his 12-year-old son. You hear all the disgust and disappointment in Dit's voice when he realizes that the boy is not only a GIRL but also black! Young Dit is believable as he slowly risks friendship with Emma, teaching her baseball while admiring her broader experience. The friendship leads him to question the status quo and find the courage to act against his town's Jim Crow justice. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2010

CD ISBN 9780307710567 $34.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2010

CD ISBN 9780307710581 $50.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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