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by | Read by Ariyon Bakare, Daisy Head, Angelina Jolie

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

It's hard to imagine that many young people will be able to sit through this young adult audiobook on human rights, which was inspired by actor/director Angelina Jolie's work with Amnesty International and young refugees. Sadly, Jolie's narration is limited to a short, bland introduction. The narration baton is then passed to Daisy Head, who speaks excruciatingly slowly. The bulk of the audiobook is a dry listing of violations of human rights. A third narrator, the vibrant Ariyon Bakare, explodes his way through Chapter 3, making listeners wonder why he wasn't asked to narrate the whole audiobook. And why weren't real-life children and their stories featured in a way that would make human rights feel alive and real for young listeners? J.T. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781867557272 $30.54

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