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THE NOTEBOOK KEEPER A Story of Kindness from the Border

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by María José Zuniga

Children Ages 4-6 • 6 mins. • Unabridged • © 2022

The talented and capable María José Zuniga narrates this story about kindness at the Mexican-American border. Young Noemi and her mother, who are seeking asylum, arrive at the border and put their names in a notebook. The notebook lists people waiting to plead their cases to the American authorities. A kind woman named Belinda, the notebook keeper, encourages everyone to remain positive. Zuniga skillfully switches between a Mexican accent to a neutral American accent, making the English dialogue in the audiobook sound authentic. Words and phrases in Spanish are spoken in a perfect Mexican accent. Zuniga conveys fear and uncertainty by effectively using a quivering voice. She also successfully expresses happiness and positivity. The production starts and ends with Mexican music. A.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593585764 $5.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593585771 $22.00

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