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  • Definitely Hispanic

  • Essays on Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us
  • By: LeJuan James
  • Narrated by: LeJuan James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

LeJuan James loves being Hispanic. But growing up in the US to immigrant parents, he quickly noticed their house rules and traditions didn’t always match up with his friends’. The result was a lifetime of laugh-out-loud relatable content for his videos. Definitely Hispanic is a collection of heartfelt memoiristic essays that explores the themes LeJuan touches upon in his videos and celebrates the values and traditions being kept alive by Hispanic parents raising US-born children. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing...

  • By Maria Tirado on 06-06-19

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 06-20-19

Great book. Great storytelling. It brought back memories my childhood and I’m 50 years old. Le Juan has proven once again that he can produce great videos and now a great book. A MUST TEAD/ LISTEN.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,194
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,077

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-18-18

The book is for all people of color and non that need to know how it feels to be scared. The book in audio was powerful. The narrator was wonderful in her delivery.
This should be read by all middle school and high school children and their families.

  • A Piece of Cake

  • A Memoir
  • By: Cupcake Brown
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Listening !!!!!!!!

  • By RaShaunda Allen on 10-19-09

Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Would you consider the audio edition of A Piece of Cake to be better than the print version?

Yes, the story teller has a great voice and it was nice to hear it expressed instead of in you head.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Piece of Cake?

her 1st AA meeting when she see her soon to be sponsor

Have you listened to any of Bahni Turpin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and cried. I had a great sense of pride when she graduated from law school