This memoir poses significant challenges for the narrator. She must capture the essence of the author from an unschooled 4-year-old to a polished adult writer. Lisa Renee Pitts carries it off well. In addition, she gives individual characters just enough difference in tone that extended conversations sound like multiple people reading. And when an incident in a movie theater forces the author to confront the realities of racism, the anguish and eventual anger in her voice are palpable. Later, after the lynching of Emmett Till, she talks of knowing “the fear of hunger, hell, and the devil. But now there was the fear of being killed just because I was black.” This is a powerful book rendered all the more powerful by an intimate reading that makes the author and her words come alive. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452611112 $44.99 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452661117 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452641119 $95.99 Thirteen CDs
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