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    • In Search of Nina Armstrong
    • By: Joan Steinau Lester
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Joan Steinau Lester's newest book looks that the emotional and social experience of Nina, a teen girl living in LA who feels caught between two worlds - the "white" world of her mother and the "black" world of her father. This nowhere land of race becomes harder to navigate when the support system her parents offered is shattered by their divorce.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A relevant story for our times

    • By Enid on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $36.50

    • Mama's Child

    • By: Joan Steinau Lester
    • Narrated by: Rachel Leslie, Eliza Foss
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Mama's Child is story of an idealistic young white woman who travelled to the American South as a civil rights worker, fell in love with an African American man, and started a family in San Francisco, where the more liberal city embraced them - except when it didn't. They raise a son and daughter, but the tensions surrounding them have a negative impact on their marriage, and they divorce when their children are still young.

    Regular price: $27.99