You'd be hard-pressed to find a more entertaining and enlightening coming-of-age story than this one, set in 1960s North Carolina. Narrator Peggy Richardson adroitly conveys the early life of the author, who loses both of her parents by age 16. One of the notable features of the story is the remarkable evolution of Kaufmann’s views on civil rights. Richardson movingly conveys Kaufmann's voice from childhood to the present, along with the voices of her close-knit family, school friends, and the blacks who make up her world. The story is at once personal (crushes, annoying relatives) and historic (the Kennedy assassination, Jim Crow laws). Richardson's delivery is appropriate for every situation. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]
Digital Download Helen Pruden Kaufmann 2014
DD ISBN $19.95
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