In the last moments of his life, George Floyd called out for his mother. Dion Graham narrates this passage with such knowing naturalism and compassion that it will just about break listeners’ hearts. With his ease with American regional accents and idioms, Graham follows Floyd’s life from North Carolina to coming of age in the tough Third Ward of Houston, Texas. Sensitive and bighearted, Floyd had early run-ins with police, served time in prison, and was addicted to painkillers. He moved to Minnesota, hoping for a new start. On May 25, 2020, Floyd was murdered by a white Minneapolis policeman. In their introduction the authors ably frame the political and historical significance of Floyd’s death, but it’s Graham’s narration that brings Floyd’s shortened life alive. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022 Best Audiobook, 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593590423 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593590430 $95.00
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