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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Latonya Williams

Children Ages 8+ • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Latonya Williams gives a voice to the talented child violinist Lotus Bloom as she takes her bodacious afro and retro style to a newly built performance arts school. But paper airplanes in her hair, lack of support, fights with her best friend, and discriminatory dress code violations are more than Lotus knows how to handle. She must choose: compromise her beloved hair or bloom into a person who stands up for herself. Williams's perfectly cast voice brings to life this lovable seventh-grade Black girl and the people in her community. Williams understands the cadence and natural banter of middle school students while also delivering beautiful French pronunciation. Listeners will become swept up in the story and want to join the revolution. S.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2022]

Digital Download • Bloomsbury Publishing • 2022

DD ISBN $22.23

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