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by | Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karyn Parsons [Note]

Children Ages 10+ • 6.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson transports listeners to rural South Carolina in the 1940s through the passionate perspectives of three characters: 11-year-old Ella and her two cousins--14-year-old Myrna, an orphan, and 12-year-old Henry, who is Ella's best friend. They live together with their grandparents, but life is dangerous for African-Americans in the South. Teased by other black kids for her light skin, Ella is eager to leave when her mother invites her to live with her in Boston. But while Myrna and Henry deal with scary realities in South Carolina, Ella finds Boston a difficult adjustment. Johnson's youthful voice and Southern accent sympathetically capture the three kids as each experiences childhood through the lens of a racist society. S.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 978-1-5491-7535-0 $24.98

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