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THE REAL EDUCATION OF TJ CROWLEY Coming of Age on the Redline: An Audio Drama

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Dani Martineck, Dion Graham, Tavia Gilbert, Johnny Heller, Shayna Small, Michael Crouch, Sheila Brown Kinnard, and a Full Cast

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 9.25 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2018

This audio drama details racial strife in Wichita, Kansas, in 1968. A seventh-grade boy's life becomes upended when a Black family moves in next door. The narrators of this fraught coming-of-age story are excellent. To pick just three: Dani Martineck, as TJ, has just the right tone and delivery; Dion Graham excels as the Black Dr. Robert Washington, the new next-door neighbor, as does Tavia Gilbert as TJ's boozy, racist mom. The gospel music of the ARISE Ensemble enhances the listening experience. The audio drama has moments of remarkable verisimilitude: from the play-by-play announcing of a basketball game to the whirring of a helicopter in Vietnam. Performed by a gifted cast, this slice of our history stays with the listener. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Grant Overstake • 2024

CD ISBN 9798874614430 $39.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798874614447 $35.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9798874614478 $22.95


Library Ed. • Grant Overstake • 2024

CD ISBN 9798874614423 $97.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 9798874614461 $59.95

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