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THE LONG RIDE

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by N'Jameh Camara

Children Ages 10+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

N'Jameh Camara narrates this work of historical fiction for young listeners. The story focuses on the busing integration attempts made in New York City schools in the 1970s. Jamila Clarke, Josie Rivera, and Francesca George come from the only mixed-race families in their upper-class Queens neighborhood. For the first time, the girls will be going to school with other students of color, but they quickly learn this won't always keep them from feeling like outsiders. The audiobook presents a vibrant tapestry of cultures. Camara deftly jumps between accents in a way that makes all the characters sound true to their backgrounds, adding a satisfying extra layer of immersion to the listening experience. S.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2019

DD ISBN 9780593147535 $15.00

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2019

DD ISBN 9780593147542 $38.00

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