AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Jacqueline Woodson

Children Ages 4-6 • 12 mins. • Unabridged • © 2005

In a soft and sure voice, author Jacqueline Woodson reads her own work beautifully. Her history of her mother’s side of her family introduces the idea of the “Show Way”—a concept that has multiple incarnations of meaning in the story, starting with a quilted map used by slaves seeking freedom. Even without illustrations, the images evoked are vivid and beautiful. Woodson’s pacing is like taffy, pulling the story out and folding it back onto itself. A superb soundscape weaves through Woodson’s narration. Other voices deliver historical quotes, giving the impression of passage through the turning pages of history. Though not all the transitions are seamless, overall the recording is a treasure. It ends with an informative and lively author interview. A.M.P. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2013]

Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2012

CD ISBN 978-0-545-47810-6 $12.95 • One CDs

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×