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by | Read by Lauren J. Daggett

Fiction • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Lauren J. Daggett's performance is truly alive, providing a complete embodiment of characters, and the spaces they live in. Listeners experience Perkins-Valdez's novel as a recitation on injustice. In early 1970s Alabama, Civil Townsend is a young clinic nurse who witnesses firsthand the inequities experienced by her home visit patients. When she discovers that two young Black girls have undergone forced sterilization without the informed consent of their parents, Townsend takes action that puts her and her patients at immediate risk. In doing so, she uncovers a systemic attack on Black lives at the national level. The audiobook is based on historical facts that expose the pernicious nature of racist policies. Daggett's skillful performance never waivers, perfectly capturing the emotional impact of the captivating story. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593552247 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593552254 $85.50

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