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BECOMING KID QUIXOTE A True Story of Belonging in America

by | Read by Kyla Garcia

Children Ages 8+ • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Kyla Garcia creates a buoyant voice for Sarah, a 10-year-old Brooklyn girl of Mexican heritage. However, this memoir's many layers are challenging for both its narrator and young listeners. Sarah's story chronicles her youth group's production of a play based on DON QUIXOTE within the framework of her daily life in her immigrant community. Sarah plays "Kid Quixote." Listeners are introduced to Mexican foods and holidays, the plot of Cervantes's DON QUIXOTE, and disturbing social issues--children in ICE detention centers, the plight of farm workers, and the dangers of "coyotes" (human smugglers). Each issue needs background and context. Garcia is articulate in English and the requisite Spanish, but the amount of explanatory text that is necessary makes it difficult for her to maintain a conversational tone. L.T. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780062966407 $15.99

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