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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Elisabet Velasquez

Young Adult Ages 14+ • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Elisabet Velasquez narrates her debut novel-in-verse with vividness, honesty, and poignancy born of her life experience and performance expertise. Like her heroine, Sarai, Puerto Rican-American Velasquez grew up in Bushwick and knows what it's like to be poor in the midst of increasing gentrification. Sensitive 14-year-old Sarai is working hard to discover her identity despite the mental illness of her single mother, an educational misunderstanding, the male toxicity of her neighborhood, housing and food insecurities, and a sexual assault. Repeated titles and lines of this story serve as haunting refrains. Spanish weaves lyrically in and out of the verses to balance the heartrending realities and show Sarai's resilience. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593455920 $15.00

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593455937 $38.00

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