A superb ensemble of narrators brings this story of familial love and racial oppression in 1930s Mississippi to life. Tyla Collier aptly voices Lamb’s hesitancy to befriend the daughter of the town’s racist optometrist. Ultimately, Lamb's kindness has disastrous consequences. Each narrator is paired perfectly with a specific character. Collier sweetly voices Lamb, successfully depicting her gentleness. Kevin Free voices Simeon, Lamb’s studious and protective brother. The determination in his voice portrays Simeon's need to rebel so he can flourish. Their mother Marian, portrayed by Rebecca H. Lee, is a hardworking closeted lesbian. Lee’s nimble vocal abilities successfully depict the love, fear, and caution of everyday life. The author narrates an addendum detailing her research for the setting. This audiobook is not to be missed! A.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2023
DD ISBN $42.62
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