Library Ed. Listening Library 2000
CS ISBN 0807282219 $30.00 Three cassettes
Bat 6 explores values in post-WWII America. The full-cast performance makes this powerful story an exceptional audiobook. Each character tells the same story from her own perspective; each has a distinct voice; each captures the pride, excitement, confusion and pain she feels at different times throughout the story. We hear the anger in Shazam building to an explosion; we sympathize with Aki as she debates honesty versus cultural expectation; and we sense what is coming as each reader records her part in the story. This is a great book to start discussions of prejudice and responsibility with upper-elementary and middle-school students. W.L.S. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]
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