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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Young Adult Ages 14+ • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s neutral tones highlight the simplicity of this powerful, sparely written book. He accurately represents the defensive posture of 15-year-old Ari, who feels distanced from his own life. Miranda’s clipped expression reflects the teen’s frustrating attempts to comprehend secrets and other important aspects of his world: why his father hides his memories of Vietnam and why no one speaks of his imprisoned older brother, along with how he can come to terms with his confused feelings for Dante, another Latino boy, and, toughest of all, how he can make sense of who he really is. The dispassionate tone of both author and narrator belie the conflicting emotions Ari feels as he tries to grow up in a “universe of almost-men.” S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2013]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2013

DD ISBN 9781442366411 $29.99


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-7019-0 $123.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4703-6512-7 $123.75 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-7473-0 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-7027-5 $109.00

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