Victor Bevine's steady narration brings an air of gravitas to this compelling story, which focuses on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till. While visiting his grandfather in Mississippi, 16-year-old Hiram is horrified to discover that a childhood friend may have been involved in the brutal slaying of 14-year-old Till. Bevine deftly conveys Hiram's tortured thoughts as he agonizes over whether to reveal his knowledge. As the Till trial unfolds, Bevine sensitively describes Hiram's dawning understanding of the deep-rooted racism that has corrupted the community. This understanding is complicated by his tender relationship with his stubbornly racist grandfather, who is portrayed by Bevine in a confident voice that becomes tinged with self-doubt. This deeply affecting audiobook is enhanced by outstanding characterizations, superb pacing, and evocative accents. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780525628033 $18.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780525628040 $44.00
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