Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538454923 $39.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780062682024 $27.99
Narrators Karen White and Elizabeth Wiley use pacing and tone to bring characters to life in this novel about Ella Mae Wiggins, a forgotten heroine of history. For the bulk of the story White's capable voice projects desperation and hope as Ella Mae struggles to support her family amid deplorable working conditions that lead, finally, to her commitment to strive for fair treatment. White gives unique voices to mill owners, union organizers, and Ella's fellow workers. Wiley is the believable elderly voice of her daughter Lilly, who writes a letter to Ella's grandson 79 years later to share the heroism and tragic consequences of those efforts. A powerful look at a dark chapter in our history when desperate people fought for equity and respect. N.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]
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