A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City.
Sapphire (Push), Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (Harlem Is Nowhere), and actress Sonia Manzano (The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano) discuss the gritty, emotional 1946 classic set in Harlem. Actress Roslyn Ruff (The Piano Lesson; The Help) will read an excerpt.
One of America's most influential Hispanics - Maria on Sesame Street - delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1970s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. When listeners meet young Sonia, she is a child living amid the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead.
Every wonder how a vehicle weighing several tons can soar through the sky? This audiobook explains briefly why airplanes are able to fly and notes certain historical milestones in the field of aeronautics.
Electricity, one of the most common forms of energy, also a basic part of nature. This audiobook introduces electricity, discussing its static and current forms; the uses of batteries, generators, and power stations; and the importance of safety precautions.
The author of the New York Times number-one best-selling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians returns to The Thalia Kids Book Club on the release date of The Red Pyramid, the first installment of his brand-new series The Kane Chronicles. Rick Riordan will be in conversation with Matthew Cody (author of Powerless and other novels).
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? This audiobook gives a brief explanation of what flowers need to thrive. Is it just sun, soil, and water?
Polar bears... grizzly bears... Caribou.... moose... snowshoe hares... bald eageles. There is a wonderful variety of wild animals that live in Alaska. This audiobook Introduces the animals that live and thrive in Alaska's harsh environment.
It's never too early to set good nutrition habits. This audiobook covers the five food groups - grains, fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy - and also explains how to be a healthy eater.
The Declaration of Independence marked the beginning of the end of England's control of its American colonies. As one of America's most revered statesman, Benjamin Franklin played a key role in the creation of the document. This fictional telling of Franklin's role gives readers insight into his thoughts and emotions during those dramatic times.
Dinosaurs were animals that lived millions of years ago. Some dinosaurs looked a lot like the reptiles that live today, such as lizards, crocodiles, and snakes. Many different kinds of dinosaurs lived for about 150 million years all over Earth. Then they died. Scientists are investigating how and why.
The author of How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In The Time of the Butterflies talks about her smart, funny and playful series that chronicles the flamboyant antics of the one-of-a-kind Tia Lola, a compassionate and nutty aunt, whose flair for creativity and spunky personality set the stage for wacky adventures.