In 1961, Castro successfully deployed hundreds of thousands of young people to bring literacy to all Cubans within one year. This fictionalized account features Lora, a 13-year-old "brigadista" from Havana who is assigned to teach, live, and work with an illiterate mountain family of farmers. Frankie Corzo's narration is spot-on. Her accented English is warm and clear, and her precise enunciation reflects the character of the intelligent and dutiful Lora, who believes firmly in her role as a teacher and literacy revolutionary for her country. Corzo's gentle voice communicates Lora's tenderness for her family and young brothers, her impatience with a fellow brigadista's romantic distractions, and her joyful pride as the adults under her tutelage learn to write their names. An inspirational and little-known piece of history. L.T. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2017
CD ISBN 978-1-5436-5493-6 $24.99 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781543654943 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5436-5496-7 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2017
CD ISBN 978-1-5436-5495-0 $49.97 Three CDs
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