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Jay Forman

NEW HAVEN, CT, United States
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  • A Good Kind of Trouble

  • By: Lisa Moore Ramée
  • Narrated by: Imani Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

 

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she’d also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.) But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now, she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are, and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Wait, what?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and Real

  • By Jay Forman on 05-22-19

Awesome and Real

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-19

I couldn’t stop listening to the book. For kids it made such a strong effort to consider the intersectionality if identity and how that impacts relationships. I can’t wait to read this with my students.

  • Dear Martin

  • By: Nic Stone
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League - but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration!

  • By Chari F. Kauffman on 02-26-18

All too real

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-19

A heartfelt story the dares to take on the complexity of racism and injustice in our society. The conflicts faced by the protagonist were all too real and reflective of the current state of our society.

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