Employing an audio documentary approach, the second of Wiles’s Sixties Trilogy focuses on Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Narrator Stacey Aswad—sounding by turns youthfully petulant, excited, and fearful—captures the spirit of 12-year-old Sunny, who is struggling to come to terms with her newly blended family, yearning for her own mother, and learning to rise above the bigotry of well-loved family members and friends. Raymond, an African-American boy who is frustrated with waiting for life in the Jim Crow South to improve, is skillfully portrayed by Francois Battiste’s accurate inflection and pacing. Voices of additional characters, news clips, songs of the Civil Rights movement, and other background material adding to the period authenticity are read by Robin Miles and JD Jackson, among others. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2014
CD ISBN 9780804168724 $50.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780553395259 $25.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2014
CD ISBN 9780553395266 $50.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780553395273 $75.00
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