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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Sunny Lu

Children Ages 8+ • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Narrator Sunny Lu lives up to her first name in portraying Mia Tang. Lu captures the fifth grader's qualities of cheer, ingenuity, and resilience. Mia's parents, who are Chinese immigrants, work 24/7 to scrape together a living in 1990s Anaheim, California. When they find a motel to manage, plucky Mia enthusiastically takes responsibility for the front desk. Lu fills her portrait of Mia with the warmth and tenderness that earn the caring girl friends among those who stay at the hotel. Further, she demonstrates the courage to stand up for those who face racism. Mia herself faces prejudice from privileged classmates and a seemingly rigid mother. Lu expresses her frustrations and humiliations, but she also shows Mia's determination, unflagging hope, and ability to find solutions for the most difficult situations. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
[Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

Formats

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2018

DD ISBN 9781984846082 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2018

CD ISBN 9781984846099 $50.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781984846105 $50.00

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