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BECOMING BEATRIZ

by | Read by Tami Charles

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Author and narrator Tami Charles tells the story of Beatriz Mendez, whose dreams of becoming a professional dancer are shattered the night her brother is murdered. But when the opportunity to dance on her favorite TV show arrives, Beatriz is torn between caring for her grieving mother and her brother's gang and taking a chance on her future. Charles crafts an approachable character with an authentic performance, fluidly delivering Spanish words and phrases throughout the story. While some characters are given slight accents, little distinguishes which speaker is talking. Nonetheless, during moments when Beatriz loses herself in dance, Charles's narration gains energy and rhythm, poetically commanding the listener's attention. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2019

CD ISBN 9781980054078 $66.75 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781980054337 $60.00

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