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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Dashawn Barnes, Deborah Wilson, Ralph Harris

Children Ages 8+ • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Author Andrea Pinkney creates something extraordinary in this monologue novel using the oral history tradition to explore the effects of racism and segregation through generations. The Littles of Ruleville, Mississippi--Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B.--know hardship and oppression in their bones, but they also know joy and love. Dashawn Barnes, Deborah Wilson, and Ralph Harris narrate this production with fire and spirit, inhabiting the characters like actors on a stage. Listeners will be swept away by the power of these distinct voices as they follow the Littles from the 1920s to the 1960s. Pinkney's goal was a production that young listeners could perform themselves; the narrators offer both a stirring set of performances and a map to guide those who follow in their footsteps. N.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 978-1-5491-5873-5 $24.98

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