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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Susan Spain

Children Ages 10+ • 3.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Voice actor Susan Spain eloquently captures the story's unnamed narrator, a middle school girl whose life changes when D Foster walks onto her block in Queens, New York. Although our protagonist and her best friend, Neeka, must confine themselves to their neighborhood, to their surprise and envy, D has the freedom to roam the city. Complex relationships, growing independence, a love for Tupac Shakur, and mothers, whether present or absent, are prominently featured in this story. With meticulous timing and culturally perceptive attention to the rich dialogue, Spain draws out these stories of girls on the edge of adolescence. Woodson doesn't shy away from difficult subjects. Violence, racism, homophobia, incarceration, death, and abandonment are all dealt with sensitively and compassionately in this 2009 Newbery Honor title. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2017]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9804-2 $19.99 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9806-6 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $13.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9805-9 $39.97 • Three CDs

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