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Esmé Raji Codell

Esmé Raji Codell is the author of the acclaimed novel Sahara Special, winner of the IRA Children's Book Award, a Kirkus Editors' Choice for 2003, and a BookSense 76 #1 title; as well as a memoir for young readers, Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade. A former teacher, bookseller, and children's librarian, she lives with her husband and son in Chicago. Sahara Special and Sing a Song of Tuna Fish Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade are also available on audio from Listening Library.

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    • Educating Esme

    • By: Esme Raji Codell
    • Narrated by: Esme Raji Codell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    Esmé Raji Codell has come to teach, and she's not going to let incompetent administrators, abusive parents, gang members, or...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent inspiration for educators....

    • By S. Connolly on 08-05-03

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Sahara Special

    • By: Esme Raji Codell
    • Narrated by: Phylicia Rashad
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    There are two files on Sahara Jones. The one the school counselor keeps is evidence that she is a fifth grader who needs special education...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family Favorite

    • By Holly on 12-30-09

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Vive la Paris

    • By: Esme Raji Codell
    • Narrated by: Tichina Arnold
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this companion to Saraha Special, a fifth-grader reveals what she has learned about life during a period in which she took piano lessons from a Holocaust survivor....

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Sing a Song of Tuna Fish

    • Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade
    • By: Esme Raji Codell
    • Narrated by: Esme Raji Codell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Esme tells us about the night she and her mother became "egg vigilantes" against an illegally parked car; her freewheeling first school....

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Diary of a Fairy Godmother

    • By: Esme Raji Codell
    • Narrated by: Rachael Lillis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Hunky Dory's mother always told her, "You'll be the wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good fun

    • By Alexis Whitney on 01-01-06

    Regular price: $19.93

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