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by | Read by Quincy Tyler Bernstine

Children Ages 10+ • 3.75 • Unabridged • © 2012

Cranky, incredulous Kizzy is perfectly captured by narrator Quincy Bernstine. In 1964 the 12-year-old farm girl launches herself from a one-room black schoolhouse into a newly integrated school with real reference books and real racial animosity. Watts crams Kizzy’s letters and journaling with details of segregated life as Kizzy records her school year, which is highlighted by winning a spelling bee that she cannot attend since there are no accommodations for black students. Another plot element is her training of her beloved border collie, Shag, which leads to new friendships, one with a well-accented Scots mentor and another with a surly neighbor. The story is irresistible and educational. Even when Kizzy’s insights are a bit too wise, Bernstine keeps the pace and tone just right. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2012]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0620-2 $22.99 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781469206509 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4692-0680-6 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio •

CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0635-6 $54.97 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781469206653 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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