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by | Read by Gin Hammond

Fiction • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Gin Hammond performs this fascinating novel, based on a real person, the African American author's great-aunt, Carolyn "Bebe" Hammond. Bebe grew up in Texas with her father, a physician who wanted her to join his practice. Hammond captures Bebe's enthusiasm, imagination, and love of books. Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as World War II and Jim Crow, add historical depth to her story. Most vividly rendered are Bebe's feisty behavior--bloodying a white boy's nose as a kid, traveling to Washington, DC, and around Europe, and confronting her domineering father--all indications of her determination to forge the path that she, not others, wants for her life. Hammond's proficient singing, poetry recitation, and international accents add atmosphere. Audio captures this unique story of an unforgettable Black woman. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Digital Download • Wheatmark • 2023

DD ISBN $24.95

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