Narrator Tovah Ott's supple and expressive tone is well suited to author Wayétu Moore's lyrical writing on her family's history in Liberia and the U.S. When Moore was 5 years old, the outbreak of civil war forced her family to flee Liberia on foot. Her mother, who had been studying at Columbia University, recruited a girl soldier to guide her family to safety in Sierra Leone. Ott creates juvenile and adult voices for the many individuals who populate this affecting memoir, including a sturdy, deep timbre for Moore's father and a quiet, steady intonation for her mother. Ott carries listeners through the family's many trials as they struggle to settle in America, including Moore's growing recognition of the effect of racism upon her identity. M.J. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2020
CD ISBN 978-1-7213-6637-8 $35.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7213-6638-5 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-7213-6636-1 $35.99
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