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by | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Young Adult Ages 14+ • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Joniece Abbot-Pratt delivers a dynamic listening experience of a book originally published 25 years ago. When 14-year-old Gayle becomes pregnant again, her mother sends her to live with her uncle's family in Georgia, along with her baby, José. Away from her friends, she's stuck hanging out with her straitlaced cousin, Cookie, and caring for her dying grandmother, Great. Abbot-Pratt excels at adding personality to each character, switching seamlessly between Cookie's clear enunciation, Gayle's black vernacular, and Great's low, gravelly timbre. Listeners will be endeared by Gayle's candid tenacity as she discovers more about her roots through caring for Great. A heartwarming, authentic performance affirms the power of family. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9780062997142 $20.99

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