Narrator Imani Parks introduces listeners to Makeda, an 11-year-old black girl who was adopted by a white family as an infant. We listen to the challenges Makeda faces as her life is uprooted and she has to leave behind her best friend, Lena, the only other adopted black girl she knows, and also the only person who Makeda feels fully understands her. Things become more complicated when Papa leaves for the summer due to work, leaving Makeda and her older sister home with Mama, whose voice reflects her own challenges. Parks's narration has a youthful quality that convincingly captures the wide range of emotions Makeda works through over the course of this tender coming-of-age story. S.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9781984887207 $18.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9781984887221 $45.00
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