How better to communicate this vital history of racism in America to its young audience than to have the audiobook narrated by a peer? Nine-year-old Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson hits it out of the park with her lively and engaging reading. Her voice and delivery are unmistakably those of a kid—and she's an inspired casting choice. Short chapters, ideal for listening to one at a time followed by time for discussion and reflection, connect the history of racist ideas with what is still happening in America today. The audiobook’s timeline continues through 2020, addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and recent police violence against Black people. Jackson’s relatable performance increases the accessibility of this important, sobering, and inspiring work for young listeners. J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781549108365 $21.98
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