It seemed to drag on and was rather anti-climactic. I found myself getting excited for the next turn of events, only to be disappointed by the story losing it's momentum.
Disappointment. I was intrigued at the beginning as it reminded me of a Stephen King novel, but fell short of my expectations.
Gut-wrenching, poignant and powerful!
This is my first time listening to Dion Graham and I LOVED his delivery!
It made me laugh AND cry. I was ashamed of the way Americans treated Valentino - and all Sudanese. I laughed at the sweet innocence of the Lost Boys.
I listened to this book during the summer as it was a class assignment for all high schoolers at her school. The book was assigned as a demonstration of the "Primacy of Self". I feel it should be a requirement for all students. The amount of pain - both physical and emotional - would surely wear down any American teenager. The young men in this book endured far more challenges than most people endure in a lifetime. Wonderful book!
Yes, the narrator made the book come to life!
This is my first listen to her performance - very very GOOD!
Yes! I nearly did...in two days I was finished and wanted to hear more!
I was so moved by this book and feel it should be a requirement in EVERY middle school in America. Education Education Education!!!!
As a young student of Denver Public Schools in the 1970's, I was never taught about the Little Rock 9 or any other Civil Rights movement. I was not made aware of any of it until 6 years ago when my then middle school son went on a school trip to Little Rock to visit Central High schoool. I was shocked and appalled and ashamed that my public education skipped over the heroic efforts that these amazing young students made in order to find the equality they deserved.
Melba's account of her horrifying experiences as a pioneer black woman integrating an all white school are sobering and heart-breaking. She sacrificed her entire high school experience on behalf of her own race. No prom, no sporting events, no school plays, rarely going into public for fear of literally being killed. I am so grateful for her courage to overcome the torture she faced every single day at school, just wanting to have the same education afforded to the white people. It makes me ill to think that anyone could do the horrible things these young white students did to the the Little Rock 9. Further, their parents taught them to be the demons they were.
I pray that our children will continue to push for equality and make this nation a better place to live. We are all one...ALL ONE!
Courage, honor, determination
She did an excellent job - very articulate, easy to understand and lovely voice.
Yes - I couldn't "put it down".
the plot thickens
When she confronted Mrs. Robinson.
This book was good- much better than the first. The narrator still bugs me - too young of a voice.
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