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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Silas House, Neela Vaswani

Children Ages 10+ • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Sometimes an author-narrator’s spoken voice does not ring as true as his or her characters' voices do on the page. But this production is a moving example of all things working together. And here we have two authors as narrators. Silas House portrays River, a Kentucky coal miner's son, and Neela Vaswani portrays Meena, an immigrant girl from India who is living in New York's Chinatown. The two youngsters become modern-day pen pals who write actual letters because Meena has library-only access to email. Their problems and successes weave a tapestry of courage against adversity. While River struggles against dangerous mountaintop removal, Meena fights to fit in. This book is a love letter to the almost lost art of letter writing and the power of simple, heartfelt words to weave bonds stronger than any differences. M.M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2013 Audies Winner [Published: MARCH 2012]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-2230-0 $22.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455822324 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-2234-8 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-2231-7 $49.97 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455822331 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-2235-5 $49.97

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