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BROWN GIRL DREAMING

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Woodson
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Publisher: 
Nancy Paulsen
Publication Date: 
2014
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In poems of varying length the author describes growing up with 3 siblings in a loving family relationship that varied between New York And South Caroline. While civil rights issues were part of her experience this is a coming of age story of any child who has loving and involved grandparents, some learning difficulties, a dream 9to be a writer), family expectations (especially about religion) and a strong sense of the natural world. A wonderful read. Ten to Fourteen.

ELEANOR & PARK [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rowell
Author's First Name: 
Rainbow
Narrator's First Name: 
Rebecca Lowman and
Narrator's Last Name: 
Sunil Malhotra
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Lowman and Malhotra perfectly voice star-crossed friends Eleanor and Park as two comic-book reading, mixed-tape-listening misfits who become lovers after having to sit next to each other on a crowded school bus. The rich narration brings the 1980's setting to life and fills it with these complex, convincing, and interesting young adults.

PINNED [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Flake
Author's First Name: 
Sharon
Narrator's First Name: 
Bahni Turpin and
Narrator's Last Name: 
Dominic Hoffman
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2013

Autumn, a struggling reader but star wrestler and only girl on the team, and Adonis, an intellectual and unyielding boy born without legs, make an unlikely pair. The voices in this dual narration capture the initial tensions between the two and deftly relay their increasing emotional angst and deepening attraction.

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