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    • Girl Who Fell from the Sky

    • By: Heidi Durrow
    • Narrated by: Karen Murray, Emily Bauer, Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The daughter of a Danish immigrant and a black G.I., Rachel survives a family tragedy only to face new challenges. Sent to live with her strict African-American grandmother in a racially divided Northwest city, she must suppress her grief and reinvent herself in a mostly black community. A beauty with light brown skin and blue eyes, she attracts much attention in her new home. The world wants to see her as either black or white, but that's not how she sees herself.

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    • Prompts You to Examine Cultural Stereotypes

    • By Julie on 04-01-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Fiction: Lives in Transition (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2033
    • By: Mr. Allison Burnett, Ms. Heidi Durrow, Ms. Gayle Brandeis
    • Narrated by: Ms. Erika Schickel
    • Length: 59 mins
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

    • By: Heidi W. Durrow
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney, Emily Bauer, Karen Murray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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    Orphaned and alone, Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and astonishing beauty start to attract a troubling level of attention. As the terrible secrets begin to emerge, Rachel learns to swallow her grief and construct her own self-image in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

    Regular price: $16.21