Trade Ed. Listening Library 2013
DD ISBN 9780804123945 $23.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2013
CD ISBN 9780804123952 $45.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780804123969 $56.00
JD Jackson uses his wonderful baritone to place listeners firmly in 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, with 11-year-old Moses and his family. Jackson’s narration evokes the slow pace of a warm Southern day. Moses spends his days as many boys do: playing with friends, fishing, and trying to stay out of mischief. When local white politicians become unhappy about the growing wealth and influence of blacks in their town, Moses’s life becomes violent and scary. Jackson performs a variety of Southern accents, portraying Moses’s scholarly father and sassy grandmother as well as arrogant former plantation owners and angry mobs. Jackson’s tone of voice, strong yet gentle, makes the harshness of the story easier to take. G.D. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
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