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by | Read by Kevin R. Free

Children Ages 8+ • 6.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Kevin R. Free narrates a thought-provoking story that takes place in 1950s Spokane, Washington. Melvin Robinson feels like a dud compared to his talented, popular siblings. Melvin has a lot to say about the murder of Emmett Till and the racism he sees in Spokane, but his embarrassing stutter keeps his words locked inside. Free expertly captures the essence of Melvin's struggle to express himself, straining over difficult sounds and carefully picking his way through the words that come more easily. What could have seemed like mockery is in safe and skilled hands. Melvin's interior monologue is nuanced as he develops a voice of his own and the emotional strength to use it. Listeners will delight in Free's voicing of Melvin's new friend, the endearing and boisterous Lenny Carini. N.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2021

CD ISBN 9781705044292 $74.75 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798200748570 $41.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $20.99

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