Post-9/11 America intrudes on Aisha and Nadira's Bangladeshi family when their visas expire. The family members, who have big plans for the intelligent older daughter, flee to Canada but are turned back. Narrator Abby Craden expertly depicts family, friends, and cold officials. Especially notable are her portrayals of the family’s daughters as the intellectual Aisha loses her nerve and the younger Nadira, who is viewed as “average,” propels the family to a more hopeful future. Craden captures everything the reader's eye would see on the printed page—especially that aside or extra word that adds further clarity to the written word. The moving story illustrates people and lives affected by our nation’s immigration policies. Craden's warm and insightful delivery adds to the learning experience for young listeners. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2012]
Digital Download AudioGO 2012
DD ISBN 978-1-62064-176-7 $19.95
Library Ed. AudioGO 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-935430-72-8 $49.95 Four CDs
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