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PORCH LIES Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

by | Read by Pamella D'Pella, Adenrele Ojo, Mirron Willis

Children Ages 8+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Listeners and their children will enjoy Patricia McKissack's stories so much they might not even notice how this Caldecott winner has subtly woven in African-American history. Take "Aunt Gran," for example, a former slave who allows her home to become a hideout for Jesse James, who is masquerading as a traveling businessman. In explaining this decision to her nephew, she says she will not abandon someone who has placed trust in her for any amount of reward money; her family once felt betrayed when a woman who had been hiding escaped slaves turned them in for reward money. The Ku Klux Klan also figures in the story. Perfect for listeners of all ages. E.D.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2008]



Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6167-2 $24.00 • Four CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7393-6225-9 $10.00

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