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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Young Adult Young Adult • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Tavia Gilbert gives an expert reading of Katherine Paterson's moving account of a family of Albanian Muslims during the Kosovo War. As the Serbs begin their brutal ethnic cleansing, Meli Lleshi and her family flee their home, enduring Serbian atrocities and the terror of being hunted like animals. They face the ravages of hunger and cold, and the fear of separation, as they make their way toward Macedonia and their inevitable relocation to a refugee camp. Gilbert's performance brings genuine pathos to the family's plight without resorting to melodrama. When they immigrate to America, Gilbert makes their struggles with language and culture poignant, and after the 9/11 attacks, she makes the prejudice they face utterly realistic. Paterson's brief historical endnote will assist young listeners' understanding. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0206-4 $24.99 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0208-8 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0207-1 $69.97 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-0209-5 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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