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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Justin Chien

Children Ages 8+ • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Sensitivity and verve characterize Justin Chien's narration of this heartfelt story. Ten-year-old Knox is the middle child in a biracial family. Impulsive and tenderhearted, he has the hardest time leaving his father in Hong Kong when he flies with his mom and siblings to San Francisco to avoid the pandemic. Sadly, COVID-19 and anti-Asian prejudice follow them. Chien's sincerity and depth of feeling make these situations relatable. The audiobook ends with a note on the author's own pandemic experiences. Her family got her through it, she says, along with their understanding that "love is the only vaccine against hate." S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

CD ISBN 9781797136592 $29.99 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9781797136608 $19.99

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