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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Robin Miles, Ibi Zoboi [Note]

Children Ages 4-6 • 24 mins. • Unabridged • © 2021

Narrator Robin Miles uses a unique cadence to fit this short, lyrical history of the Africans and their descendants who were brought by force to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade. Loosely rhyming, the story's audible backbone is Robin Miles's perfect pacing and well-placed emphasis. Her tone rises and falls as through generations, wars, births, deaths, and joys, the listener hears history and the repeated phrase: "the people remember." The "people" are the many proud tribes and nations of Africa and generations of their children. Through their history, the listener learns the reason for the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Ibi Zoboi reads her author's note explaining her inspired pairing of Kwanzaa and African-American history. A printed timeline and note are included. Suitable for listening year-round. L.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780063226784 $1.99

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