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Valerie

Oakland, CA, USA
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  • My Grandmother's Treasure

  • By: Jackie Torrence
  • Narrated by: Jackie Torrence
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

One of America's favorite African-American storytellers remembers her childhood in tender, unforgettable new stories. Jackie Torrence, a frequent headliner at the National Storytelling Festival, is known to audiences nationwide as The Story Lady.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feels Like Home

  • By Valerie on 12-04-06

Feels Like Home

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-06

Great shortstories that left me in tears or lauging out loud! I just wish there had been more of them. Highly recommended!

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  • Changing Faces

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chavis, Audra Alise Polk, Delores King Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Meet Whitney, Taylor, and Charisse, three women who have been best friends since high school. However, this devoted troika is about to discover a wave of unexpected troubles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wild and Witty

  • By Stephanie on 09-18-09

Commuter Friendly

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-06

I must say, it got me through my commute! No, it wasn't full of depth...and I didn't expect it to be. It was, however, entertaining. For as much as there were the predictable moments, they were also twists. Between gasps and laughing out loud, it's worth a credit.

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  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In this beautiful exploration of her life in 1960s Africa, Maya Angelou reaffirms her stature as one of the most gifted authors of our time. In 1962, this poet, actress, and professor claimed another piece of her identity by moving to her ancestral home in West Africa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stories Superb!

  • By Valerie on 08-15-06

Stories Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-06

For any Black American who's traveled to Ghana or dreamed of doing so, this book will absolutely resonate with you! I'm amazed at how timeless her stories were, since she wrote of experiences of the 60's that reflected mine from 2006! I finally found a voice that spoke to the dicotomy of Black and American, and I only wish I'd found it sooner. This will forever be a favorite book of mine, and if you appreciate any of Maya Angelou's other works, don't worry...she represented as she always does.

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