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Michael Yardley

SugoiTeaching

Enterprise UT | Listener Since 2002

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  • 2 reviews
  • 51 ratings
  • 182 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
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  • Elijah of Buxton

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (31)

    When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. It ain't nothing particular noticeable, but the air inside of �em changes like it's saying, "I'm watching you". But I'd got into this stable so quiet and sneakish that nothing knowed I'd cracked open the door, held my breath, and took a step inside.

    Michael Yardley says: "Great Book, but not for young children"
    "Great Book, but not for young children"
    Overall

    The message of this story is very good and it is very well written. I love the language or voice that this book brings. Like a few of the recent Newberry Award Winners, there are a few themes that are not appropriate for younger audiences. There is talk about people breeding, and graphic descriptions of slaves naked in chains. I think that it is important that people come to understand the inhumanity of slavery, and this book is a fantastic book to address this issue. Although this is a horrific tragedy, the book also focuses on the triumphs and joys of freedom. It is a fantastic book for middle and high school audiences.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When You Reach Me

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rebecca Stead
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner.

    But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then Miranda finds a mysterious note.

    Brianna says: "Excellent intrigue story"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A great book with time Travel I loved the amount of thought going into the book and the way it blended together

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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